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James Pimblett

James Pimblett

About James

James Pimblett was born in Liverpool, Lancashire in 1867, the son of James and Margaret Pimblett.  On the 14th May 1883, James married Theresa Farrell at St. Mary’s Church, Kirkdale, Liverpool.  James stated that he was aged 19 years at the time.  Unfortunately, Theresa died in Prestwich Asylum, Manchester, in April 1885.

On the 5th July 1886, he married Jemima Page in St. Paul’s Church, Walton-on-the-hill, Liverpool, and in 1915, the family home was at 3, Thetis Street, Stanley Road, Liverpool.

He served as a refrigerating greaser in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania and he was killed when she was sunk.

His body was never recovered and identified and his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  He was aged 48 years.

In August of the same year, he was officially discharged from the last voyage of the Lusitania and his widow was paid the balance of wages owed to him, in respect of his service on board the Lusitania from 30th April 1915, until 8th May, 24 hours after the vessel had gone down!  In addition, The Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Limited granted a yearly pension to Jemima Pimblett which amounted to £43-0s-10d. (£43.04p.) which was payable at the rate of £3-15s-1d. (£3.75½p.) per month.

Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, UniLiv. PR 13/24, PRO BT 334.

James Pimblett



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Address at time of sailing:
3, Thetis Street, Stanley Road, Liverpool
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