Philip Lecane of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland recently undertook a special visit to the Isle of Man primarily to visit the graves of six soldiers lost on RMS Leinster and whose bodies were washed up on the shores and buried in island cemeteries.
Private Thomas Cardiff, Royal Air Force, age 18.
Private Horace Albert Cook, East Kent Regiment, age 19.
Private William Herbert Hutchinson, Border Regiment, age 25.
Corporal Michael Carroll, Royal Army Corps, age 25.
Private Arthur Herbert Lott, Royal Berkshire Regiment, age 25.
Private George Lutton, Royal Munster Fusiliers, age 30.
Coincidentally at the time of Philip Lecane’s visit contact was received from Fiona Hutchinson, the grand-niece of William Herbert Hutchinson (listed above). She has kindly supplied a photo of her grand-uncle and has passed information onto Philip Lecane and Brian Ellis to include in the Maritime Museum’s interactive database of those on RMS Leinster when she was lost .
A short ceremony of remembrance was undertaken at the graveside of Privates Hutchinson and Cook, who were buried together. The photo shows Philip Lecane and standard bearer Jim Cottier of the Royal British Legion, Isle of Man.