Patrick Gill was born in Co Kildare, Ireland. His exact age is unknown; he cited his age as 38 when signing on to Titanic but in the 1911 census gave his age as 40. The 1911 census also states that he had been married for 28 years which causes further confusion.
He and his wife Mary (b. circa 1865 in Southampton) were listed on the 1911 census living at 24 Waverley Road, Freemantle, Southampton and Patrick was described as a ship's cook. It was not stated whether or not they had children.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 9 April 1912, he gave his address as 24 Waverley Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the St. Paul and as a ship's cook he received monthly wages of £5, 10.
Gill died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.