Mr "John Horgan" boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third-class passenger (ticket number 370377, £7 15s). In common with some other Irish passengers he had been originally booked to sail on the Cymric on 7th April 1912, but when that sailing was cancelled they were transferred to the Titanic. His residence and destination are unknown although his ticket was bought in Limerick.
Horgan does not appear in any known newspaper articles and no compensation claims were paid. His identity remains a mystery1. It is possible he travelled with Pat Dooley who held the preceding ticket number but this is unconfirmed. It is speculated that Horgan sold his ticket to someone else (possibly tavern worker Timothy O’Brien or another individual named Landers)2, which would explain the lack of any further record.
"John Horgan" died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Amongst the Belfast Cases mentioned in the Titanic Relief Fund booklet of March 1913 is an entry which reads: Case No P.171 Landers, dependant: mother. I am seeking any further information on this case which on this web-site links the name of John Horgan to that of Landers.