Survivor William R Thomas

William R Thomas, aged 16, was a survivor of the loss of RMS Leinster. He was born at Holyhead and was employed as an Under Steward.

As part of the centenary commemoration efforts are being made to clearly identify all those on board at the time of the tragedy. The National Archive contains records of 1.1million Merchant Seamen. Between 1918 and 1921 CR10 Record Cards were introduced which contain personal details and photographs.

The cards shown above are of two young seamen from Holyhead of similar age. It is possible that one of these could be the William R Thomas who survived RMS Leinster. We are looking for present day relatives who could possibly help identify William R Thomas.

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