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Thomas Ledene

Thomas Ledene

About Thomas

Thomas Ledene was born in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland, in 1860.  He was a widower, having been married to Margaret Ledene.

He served as an able seaman in the Deck Department on board the Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. 

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a consequence, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine War Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  He was aged 50 years.

The name Ledene only appears in the Cunard Records and the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is not a surname known to Ireland.  It is more likely that his surname was Ledane or Liddane, which are common surnames in the County Limerick area of Ireland, but it has proved impossible to definitively trace this man due to the absence of other evidence.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

Thomas Ledene



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