Mr Thomas Patrick McAndrew was born 11 March 1874,1 in Liverpool, the son of William (born 1843, a dock labourer) and Mary Ellen Walker (born c.1844) who were married on 19 August 1861 in Liverpool. Thomas was baptised on 5 April 1874 at St Mary's Catholic Church. He had eight brothers and sisters.2
His mother died when he was 8 years old, and his father later remarried. Thomas was mainly brought up by a spinster aunt together with his younger brother and sister.
His adult life has been the subject of some speculation.3
When he signed on for the Titanic on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as the Sailors' Home, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Pomaron4.
McAndrew died in the sinking, his body was not recovered.