Richard Conway was born in Bolton, Lancashire in 1883, the son of Peter and Ann Conway of 10 Salisbury Road, Liverpool, Lancashire. His father was a builder's plasterer.
He served as a first class waiter in the Stewards Department on board the
Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 32 years.
His body was not recovered and identified afterwards, so he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
In August 1915 the balance of wages owed to him was paid to his family in respect of his service on the
Lusitania’s last voyage, which was reckoned to be from 17 April to 8 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 a Mary H Johnston which amounted to £46-0s-0d (£46) payable at the rate of £11-10s-0d (£11.50) per quarter. The relationship between Richard Conway and Mary H Johnston is unknown.
1891 Census of England and Wales, 1901 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334, UniLiv. PR 13/24.