History Project research: Does anyone know about this man? He was a member of the British Socialist Party, he was also alleged to be an organiser with the Trimmers Union during the First World War and was linked with James Larkin.

Tony Wailey recalls that he may have come from Kirkdale but I can find no references to Billy/William McQuiggan on the Ellis Island lists of transatlantic passengers/crews and the only likely William McQuiggan I can spot on freebmd was born in 1888 [Toxteth Park].


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Many thanks for whatever help/advice you can offer.


Julian 'Guff' Putkowski [Birkenhead/Toxteth 1977]