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100 Year Memorial Remembering Roderick Perry Taylor
Roderick Perry Taylor Memorial
World War, 1914-1918
The Geneva Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. held a 100 year memorial on October 10, 2018, for Roderick Perry Taylor of Geneva, Florida, and the other 564 people who died on the R.M.S. Leinster when it was hit by three German torpedoes in the Irish Sea on Oct. 10, 1918. Most of those killed were young military men and women. The ceremony was held at 2:00 PM at the Geneva Community Center. While memorials were also held on the same day in Ireland and other Allied countries, this was the only memorial in the United States that honored the six American soldiers who drowned.
Original 30-minute and 26-second audio/video recording, Geneva Community Center, Geneva, Florida.
Lee, Richard H.
Martin, Mary Jo
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30-minute and 26-second audio/video recording
Geneva Community Center, Geneva, Florida
Originally created by Geoffrey Cravero and published by RICHES.
Copyright to this resource is held by the RICHES and is provided here for educational purposes only.
Tuchman, Barbara W., and Robert K. Massie. The Guns of August: The Outbreak of World War I. 2014.
Geneva Historical &
Genealogical Society, Inc. 100 Year Memorial remembering Roderick 'Perry' Taylor and the 564 persons who lost their lives on the R.M.S. Leinster Oct. 10, 1918, WWI, Irish Sea. October 10, 2018.