Michael ‘Mick’ McGeough was born in Skyhill, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland in 1892, the son of James and Mary McGeough. He lived at 2 Middle Street, Liverpool, Lancashire England.
He engaged as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915. It was not his first voyage on the liner. As a fireman his monthly rate of pay was £6-10s.0d (£6.50). He reported for duty at 8am on 17 April, before the Lusitania left the River Mersey for the last time.
He did not survive the sinking three weeks later and as his body was not recovered and identified afterwards, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Although he was aged 23 years when he died, he gave his age on engagement as 25 years.
A list of crew members who perished on the ship, published in March 1916 shows his name to be spelled
McGough, but this is incorrect.
Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345, PRO BT 334.