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Peter Wynn

Peter Wynn

About Peter

Peter Wynn (also known as Winn) was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in 1888, the son of Robert and Jane Wynn.  The family home in 1915 was at 22, Buckingham Street, Everton, Liverpool, Lancashire, although the family had resided at various homes on Buckingham Street over the years as their family requirements changed – there being twelve children in the family.  Robert Wynn was a carter, and depending on how many children were living at home at any time would seem to have influenced the size of dwelling they occupied.

Peter engaged as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 13th April 1915 at a monthly wage of £6-0s-0d., £1-0s-0d of which was advanced to him, when he engaged.

He served as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania and he was killed when she was sunk.  He was aged 26 years.

His body was never recovered and identified and he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

According to birth records, Peter’s surname was recorded as Wynn; however, in census records for 1901 and 1911, the family name is recorded as Winn!

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

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