Thomas Lawrenson

Mr Thomas Lawrenson was born in St Helens, Lancashire, England on 18 August 1889. He was the son of Arthur Lawrenson, a miner, and the former Margaret Kelly. He had at least five siblings.

In February 1907 Lawrenson enlisted as a stoker with the Royal Navy, adding a year to his age to do so. He served aboard a host of naval vessels until February 1912 when he went ashore. Shortly after he served as a trimmer aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster in April 1912. 

Lawrenson, a resident of Frederick Street, Liverpool was married in August 1912 to Catherine Molloy (b. 22 January 1888) and they had six children. He continued to work at sea and served with the Merchant Fleet prior to WWI following which he reenlisted with the Royal Navy.

Thomas Lawrenson died in Liverpool in April 1924 and was buried in Liverpool Cemetery (section 7, grave 1957).


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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