Patrick Loughran was born in Newry, County Down in Northern Ireland in 1896, the son of Michael and Mary Loughran. The family home was at 40 Queen Street, Newry, County Down, Ireland.
Patrick engaged as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915, at a monthly wage of £6-0s-0d. He joined the vessel at 8am on the morning of 17 April, before she left Prince’s Landing Stage for the final time.
He was killed three weeks later when the vessel was torpedoed and sunk. His body was not amongst those recovered and identified afterwards. He was aged 19 years.
As he has no known grave, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of Ireland, 1911 Census of Ireland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345, PRO BT 334.