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Irish Titanic victim finally gets headstone

Published 24/05/2010

An Irish woman who died when the Titanic sank is finally getting a memorial stone on her US grave
An Irish woman who died when the Titanic sank is finally getting a memorial stone on her US grave

An Irish woman who died when the Titanic sank 98 years ago is finally getting a memorial stone on her US grave.

Catherine Buckley was just 22 when the ship went down on its maiden voyage after striking an iceberg in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912. More than 1,500 people died.

The third-class passenger was emigrating from County Cork to Boston to live with her sister, Margaret.

Her body was pulled from the water by the cable ship Mackey-Bennett and sent to Boston at her sister's request.

She was buried in St Joseph's Cemetery in Boston's West Roxbury neighbourhood, but without a headstone.

The Titanic International Society was today holding a dedication ceremony in conjunction with its annual convention in Boston.

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