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Thomas Kearney

Thomas Kearney

About Thomas

Thomas Kearney was born in 1893, the son of Peter and Mary Kearney of 'Spink', Tawnyshawn, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland.

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

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards, and as a consequence, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  He was aged 22 years.

1901 Census of Ireland, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

Thomas Kearney



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