About Thomas Kilgannon
- Name: Mr Thomas Kilgannon
- Born: Wednesday 2nd April 1890
- Age: 22 years
- Last Residence: in Caltra Ireland
- Occupation: Farm Labourer
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Queenstown on Thursday 11th April 1912
- Ticket No. 36865 , £7 14s 9d
- Destination: New York City New York United States
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Shrine to Thomas Kilgannon Thomas Kilgannon was born in the village of Currafarry in County Galway on 2 April 1890. He was the son of John Kilgannon and Mary Killalea and had four brothers and two sisters. Tom was a farm labourer in Ireland with few prospects for the future so was easily convinced by Martin Gallagher to emigrate to America. His destination was New York City where his brother, John, was already living.
He boarded the Titanic at Queenstown as a third class passenger (ticket number 36865, £7 14s 9d).
He assisted Margaret Mannion and Ellen Mockler into Lifeboat 16 and handed Margaret his Aran woolen sweater as she was descending in the lifeboat. She later returned this sweater to his family in Currafarry.
Thomas Kilgannon lost his life in the disaster. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Notes Ray (1999) gives his age as 21. Sources Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55). Noel Ray (1999) List of Passengers who Boarded RMS Titanic at Queenstown, April 11, 1912. The Irish Titanic Historical Society
Contributors Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland Robert L. Bracken, USA Michael A. Findlay, USA Noel Ray, Ireland
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