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Timothy & Mortimer McCarthy

Timothy 'Tim' McCarthy (Kinsale 1888 - Western Approaches 1917), an Irish able seaman (AB), best known for his service in the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914-1916, for which he was awarded the Bronze Polar Medal (Website).
Mortimer McCarthy (Kinsale 1882 - New Zealand 1967)
Graham Brett
2000

Kinsale - <i>Cionn tSáile</i> /  Timothy & Mortimer McCarthy   Kinsale - <i>Cionn tSáile</i> /  Timothy & Mortimer McCarthy

Description

Two bronze busts on a double pedestal.

Kinsale - Cionn tSáile / Timothy & Mortimer McCarthy Kinsale - Cionn tSáile / Timothy & Mortimer McCarthy

Inscription(s)

TIMOTHY McCARTHY
LOWER COVE
KINSALE
(1888 - 1917)
Member of Sir Ernest Shackleton's
Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition
on the 'Endurance'.
Was trapped in pack ice of 15 months.
Selected as one of the six men
who made a famous epic 800-mile voyage
in an open boat
in the worst seas in the world
from Elephant Island to South George
to get help to rescue their companions.
Awarded Bronze Polar Medal.
Died at gun post
when tanker 'Narragansett' was torpedoed.

MORTIMER McCARTHY
LOWER COVE
KINSALE
(1882 - 1967)
Member of Sir Robert Falcon Scott's expedition
on the 'Aurora' to the Antarctic
and the ill-fated expedition
on the 'Terra Nova' to the South pole.
Received a Silver Polar Medal for his exploits.
Donated a harpoon gun from the expedition
to the Kinsale Museum.
Settled and lived his life in New Zealand.


Erected by the members of
Kinsale & District Local History Society.
Sculptor: Graham Brett.      September 17. 2000.

Signature

(both busts) GRBrett

Annotation

There is an error in the plaque for Mortimer. Scott had no association with the Aurora nor did Mortimer.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 51°42'15" W 8°31'15"

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Item Code: ie170; Photograph: 16 June 2014
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