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Thomas Purcell and the Sinking of the Llandovery Castle

Thomas Purcell and the Sinking of the Llandovery Castle

Thomas James Purcell, was born in Liverpool on the 7th May 1886, the Son of Rose Anne Purcell.  Rose Anne married William Mitchell three years later in 1889 and the 1891 census finds Thomas living with his Mother, William, step brother William James and step sister Elizabeth.  Two more step sisters would join the family Esther and Margaret. By 1901, the 14 year old  Thomas was working as a Railway Carter, probably in Docks near the family home at 1…

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