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Thomas Madden

Thomas Madden

About Thomas

Thomas Madden was born in County Roscommon, Ireland on the 26th August 1873.  He lived at 40, Rhyl Street, Bootle, Lancashire, England.

He signed on as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania, at Liverpool, on the 12th April 1915.  His monthly rate of pay of £6-10s.0d, (£6.50p.). His previous ship had been the White Star ship Arabic.  He reported for duty at 8 a.m. on 17th April, before the Lusitania’s left Princess Landing stage for the last time.

He survived the sinking and having been rescued from the sea was landed at Queenstown.

On his eventual return to Liverpool, he was officially discharged from the Lusitania’s final voyage and paid the balance of wages owing to him which amounted to £4-14s.0d, (£4.70p.).

Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345, PRO BT 350.

Thomas Madden



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Address at time of sailing:
40, Rhyl Street, Bootle
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