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Peter Myles

Peter Myles

About Peter

Peter Myles was born in 1898, the son of Peter and Elizabeth Myles.  The family home was at 14, Mile End, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire.  His father was a marine fireman who died in 1914.

Peter Myles engaged as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania on 12th April 1915 at Liverpool at a monthly wage of £6-0s-0d., and was killed when she was sunk on the 7th May.  He was aged only 17 years.

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a result he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1911 Census of England and Wales, 1901 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

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