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Terence McParland

Terence McParland

About Terence

Terence McParland was born in Carriff, Forkhill, County Armagh, Ireland, in 1886, the son of Arthur and Anne McParland of 28, Mann Street, Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire.  His father had been a farmer in Ireland, and also a part-time marine fireman.

He engaged as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania, at Liverpool, on the 12th April 1915, at a monthly rate of pay of £6-10s-0d, (£6.50p.) and was killed when she was sunk.

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a result his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  He was aged 29 years.

His surname is spelled McFarland in a list of the crew published by Cunard in March 1916, but this is probably a misprint.

In August 1915, his family were paid the balance of wages owing to Terence McParland in respect of his sea service from 17th April until 8th May 1915 - 24 hours after the liner had gone down.  In addition, The Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Limited granted his mother a yearly pension to compensate her for the loss of her son, on whom she must have been some way dependant upon, which amounted to £5-1s-6d. (£5.07½p.) which was payable at the rate of £0-8s-6d. (£0.42½p.) per month.

1911 Census of Ireland., 1901 Census of Ireland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, UniLiv. PR 13/24, PRO BT 334.

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