Thomas Kirwan was the son of John and Elizabeth Kirwan. The naval war graves roll gives his next of kin as his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Kirwan, of 119 Derby Road, Bootle.
 
He died when H.M.S. Alcantara was sunk in action with the German auxiliary cruiser Greif in North Sea on the 29th February 1916.
 
His photo appeared in the Evening Express on the 26th June 1916 and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo. The caption below his photo gives his address as 119 Derby Road.