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Edmund Patrick Coen

Rank: Wireless operator
Street: 1 Ballinteer Road
Townland:
Town/Village: Terenure
Civil Parish: Mullinalaghta
Catholic Parish: Colmcille
Country:
Alternative Address: Cloonagh, Dring, Mullinalaghta
Census 1901: Resident at Mullinalaghta
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Longford/Mullanalaghta/Cloonagh/1550891/
Census 1911: Resident in Waterford
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Waterford/Waterford_No__3_Urban/Yellow_Road_Lower/674075/
Regiment/Unit: Merchantile Marine, S.S. Palmella (Liverpool)
Regiment Number:
Date of Death: 22-08-1918
Cause: Drowned as a result of a submarine attack on the S.S. Pamella
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial, Trinity Square, Tower Hill, City of London
Information:

Edmund (Edmond) was born at Cloonagh, Mullanalaghta, on the 19 January 1890. By 1911 he was at school in Waterford in 1911; the family had moved to Ballinteer Road by 1918.

During the Great War, Edmund worked as a Marconi (radio) operator with the Merchantile Marines, on a number of ships including the SS. Amazon and the SS Palmella

Edmund was serving on the Palmella on a voyage from London to Lisbon when it was torpedoed by German U-Boat UB-92 near the South Stack off Holyhead, Wales. He was one of 28 crewmen who lost their lives in the attack. Sadly Edmund's body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial in London.

Parents Names: Son of James and Elizabeth Coen (nee Tierney). Elizabeth was from 1 Ballinteer Road, Dundrum, Co. Dublin.
Notes: His parents were national school teachers from Co. Galway and Dublin.
Links:

Link to CWGC entry; Merseyside Roll of Honour, S.S. Palmella; link to Civil Record of Birth

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