Michael Regan was born in Liverpool, England on 2 August 1887 1 and baptised in St Patrick’s Church on 11 August.
One of nine children from a Roman Catholic family, he was the son of Michael Regan, a carter, Mary Ann, née Magee; his father hailed from Co Roscommon, Ireland whilst his mother was born in Liverpool to Irish parents.
Regan’s father died when he was a young boy; the remaining family appear on the 1911 census as residents of 75 Upper Mann Street in Toxteth Park and he was described as a dock labourer,
In April 1912 Regan was serving as a trimmer aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic.
Following the Titanic disaster Regan continued to work at sea, serving with the merchant fleet during WWI and after, until at least 1926. He later left the sea to work as a fitter’s mate, having never married.
Michael Regan died in Wallasey, Cheshire in 1964.