Thomas Gould

RMS Carpathia Boilermaker

Thomas Gould

Mr Thomas Gould was born in Liverpool, England in 1885. He was the son of railway porter William Gould and the former Ann Gobbon. He had seven siblings.

Like his elder brother Richard (b. 1881), Thomas was apprenticed as a boilermaker and by 1911 he was boarding at 133 Beresford Road, Liverpool.

In April 1912 Gould served as a boilermaker on the eastward voyage of Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.

On Christmas Eve 1913, Gould was married to Gertrude Lockley (b. 1889) and their son George was born in 1914. In May 1915 Thomas lost his elder brother in the Lusitania disaster, a member of that ship’s engineering department, Richard Gould. 

Thomas Gould died in Liverpool in 1968 at the age of 82; he was buried in the Ford Cemetery. 


Brian J. Ticehurst (1996) The Titanic's rescuers : Captain Arthur Rostron and the crew of the Carpathia, (Occasional papers No.7), B & J Printers, ISBN 1871733073
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  1. Rod Gould said:

    I would love to know where this photo came from. Tom Gould was my Grandfather on my Father's side. I know little about him. He was born in 1885 in Kirkdale. Tom was one of two "boilermakers" on the RMS Carpathia when she went to the rescue of the survivors of the Titanic in 1912. Tom is mentioned on page 205 of Alan Scarth's book "Titanic and Liverpool" as attending a showing of the film "A Night to Remember" at the Odeon cinema in Liverpool in 1958. Tom died in Liverpool in 1968 aged 82. Rod Gould

  2. A. Moore said:

    Thomas Gould was my step great grand father. His step daughters Elizabeth and Emily are my gran mother and aunty respectively. He was step father to my Mother Lynda. Small world Ron.

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