MARTIN JOSEPH GLEESON

Male 1882 - 1918  (35 years)


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  • Name MARTIN JOSEPH GLEESON 
    Born 20 Dec 1882  KINSALE, CORK, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Oct 1918  AT SEA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1726  Meehan
    Last Modified 22 May 2016 

    Father MICHAEL GLEESON,   b. KINSALE, CORK, IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Mar 1910 
    Mother MARIAH O'CONNELL,   b. IRELAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F33  Group Sheet

    Family CECILIA MARIA FOSS,   b. 6 Jan 1883,   d. Abt 1961, THANET, KENT, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 5 Mar 1910  CATHOLIC CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST, DUNCAN TERRACE, ISLINGTON, LONDON, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. MARTIN AUGUST GLEESON,   b. 23 Sep 1911, ISLINGTON, LONDON, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt May 1980, LUTON, BEDFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F844  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Martin Joseph Gleeson entered the Royal Navy on 13th December 1898 at the age of 16 years - (Boy, 2nd Class)
      He served for 10 years until 23rd January 1909.
    • He joined Royal Fleet Reserve, Devonport on 24th January 1909 and was a Metropolitan Police Constable at the time of his marriage on 5th March 1910.
    • He was recalled to the Navy on 11 August 1914 at the outset of WW1. He was a Leading Seaman (Qualified Diver) and lost his life on 14 October 1918 (less than a month before the Armistice)
    • His Submarine L10 had fired a torpedo which hit its target but the sub didn't compensate for the torpedo weight and breached the surface and was pursued and sunk.