Thomas James Purcell[1]

Male 1886 - 1918  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name Thomas James Purcell  [1
    Born Between Apr 1886 and Jun 1886  Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Jun 1918  Atlantic Ocean, just off, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas was serving as a Fireman, Trimmer on the Lladovery Castle, the job of Trimmer was to control the balance of coal in the stores below deck, when she was sunk by a German U-boat. The U-boat also destroyed all, but one of the lifeboats. All but 24 of the passengers and crew perished, including 14 nurses from the Canadian Medical Core. The sinking was later a subject of a war crime trial, where two of the officers of the submarine were sentenced to 4 years, although they soon escaped.
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    Buried London,,England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • After Thomas died, Ada applied and received a war pension for both her and her two surving daughters.
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    Person ID I2692  Taubman Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2013 

    Mother Rose Anne Purcell,   b. 1870, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct 1905 and Dec 1905, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F1409  Group Sheet

    Family Ada Ann Taubman,   b. 24 Nov 1889, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1963, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [5
    Married 28 Feb 1911  Kirkdale, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Husband was a Bachelor and wife a spinster. Witnesses were William James Taubman, Ada's brother and Annie Jackson. No father was given for Thomas which would tie in with him being Rose Anne Purcell's son. [5]
    Children 
     1. Rose Anne Purcell,   b. 18 Jun 1912, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1998  (Age 85 years)
     2. William J Purcell,   b. Dec 1913, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1914 and Sep 1914, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Esther Purcell,   b. 1 Apr 1916, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2007  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2011 
    Family ID F771  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Surname shown as Mitchell or Dito on 1901, but Purcell on 1891 Census

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] Census 1901 RG13 3476 Fo 114 Pg 38 : Mitchell Esther.

    2. [S25] GRO Index, Birth Q2 Apr-May-Jun 1886 West Derby, Liverpool, England 8B 438.
      Lancashire BMD PURCELL Thomas J Kirkdale Liverpool KIRK/51/20

    3. [S403] Commonwealth War Graves Commision - Purcell, Thomas.

    4. [S402] Compensation Claim Documents.

    5. [S95] Marriage Certificate : Ada Anne Taubman and Thomas Purcell.

    6. [S117] Baptism Ada Ann Taubman.