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John Orange

John Orange

About John

John Thomas Orange was born in Balbriggan, County Dublin, Ireland in 1890, the son of Joseph and Mary Orange of 12 Chapel Street, Balbriggan, County Dublin. He was one of eight children.

He engaged as a fireman in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915, at a monthly rate of pay of £6-10s-0d (£6.50) and was killed when the liner was sunk. He was aged 25 years.

His body was not found and identified afterwards, so his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine War Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  

References

Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1911 Census of Ireland, Commonwealth War Grave Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

Name:
John Orange

Outcome:
Lost

Type:
Crew

Age at time of sailing:
24

Address at time of sailing:
12 Chapel Street, Balbriggan, County Dublin
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