John Patrick Buckley

Seaman John Patrick Buckley from Youghal in County Cork, son of Patrick and Mary, was 21 years of age when he died aboard the Laurentic. In one of the few treasured photographs of him which remain, he stands proudly in his uniform. This photograph, made in Singapore stands as a reminder of the distances that separated these young men from their homes and families. Often, these photographs served as postcards too, carrying home messages to families who might never see them again.

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