Yesterday, on 10 October 2018, people of Holyhead came together at the Town Cenotaph to remember those lost on RMS Leinster 100 years ago. In particular they came to pay homage to the 27 from the town who set sail from Ireland for home that morning but an hour or so later perished in the cold dark waters of the Irish Sea.
Relations placed wreaths and flowers to remember loved ones. The Royal Welsh Regiment came to remember the many from the Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died. The Welsh Government laid a wreath from the people of Wales to all those lost. H M Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd and Anglesey laid a wreath on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen and the British Nation.
Pupils from the six Primary Schools of Holy Island placed remembrance crosses, each one bearing the name of one of the 27 from the town who perished.