Thomas McCutcheon was born in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland in 1869, the son of Thomas and Margaret McCutcheon. He lived at 3 St John’s Road, Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire.
He engaged as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915. His monthly rate of pay of £6-10s.0d (£6.50). His previous ship had been the SS Corsican.
Thomas reported for duty at 8am on 17 April, before the Lusitania’s left Princes Landing Stage for the last time and was killed three weeks later, when the ship was sunk. He was aged 46 years.
His body was not recovered and identified after the sinking, so he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345.