People on board
No personal information has been confirmed about Thomas McAuley. Transcripts of his military records state that he was born in Clonkee, Co Mayo, possibly Clonkeen near Westport or Cloonkee near Ballina. One source says that he entered the war on the 21st of September 1915, enlisting in Liverpool, and by October 1918 he was a Corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He was in the Depot Reserve Battalion in Blackpool at that time. According to his awards card he was entitled to the Victory and British War Medals which indicate that he had been at the front. His pension records give Mary McAuley as his child and Elizabeth as ‘Guardian’, presumably wife. A record of his death gives the residence of his next-of-kin as Glasgow.
Thomas McAuley did not survive the sinking of RMS Leinster but his body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.