The Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection

Juan de la Cruz (Manila, 1887- North Atlantic, 1940)

Contributed by:

Gerard Tyrrell

Date added:

Jul 24, 2015

Photographed by:


Date of the photo:


Location of the photo:

Unknown; studio photograph

Description of the Photo:
Juan de la Cruz (c.1887-1940), maternal grandfather of Gerard Tyrrell. It looks like a studio photograph taken for an identity card or seaman's ticket.

Additional information:
Juan de la Cruz was born in Manila in 1887. He married Bridget Cahill in Liverpool in 1922 and their daughter Madeline de la Cruz was Gerard's mother. Juan was a fireman with the Larrinaga line and was killed when the ship Jose de Larrinaga was torpedoed on 7 September 1940.