Patrick Morgan was born at 19 Down Street in Belfast, Ireland on 10 May 1885. Hailing from a Roman Catholic family, he was the son of Edward Morgan, a labourer, and Mary Mulholland, both natives of Derry.
Described as a sailor and his address listed as 18 North Derby Street, Morgan was married in St Joseph’s Church, Belfast on 27 October 1908 to Maggie O’Neill, a flax spinner. By 1911 the couple lived at 32 Shore Street in north Belfast with their two small sons, Patrick and Joseph and the elder Patrick was described as a sailor in the British Merchant Service. Two daughters would later join the family, Annie in 1914 and Maggie in 1915.
Morgan’s ship prior to Titanic had been the Carrigan Head. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.
Patrick Morgan later enlisted with the Royal Navy Reserves and served throughout the duration of WWI. He continued working at sea during peacetime but his eventual whereabouts remain uncertain.