The Lusitania : Part 1 : Contents

Stories life and death from the sinking of the Lusitania.

…if it wasn’t for the worry I could say we’ve had a lovely trip.
Nellie Huston, Lusitania Victim


Image courtesy of Harald Advokaat

1. Contents

2. Introduction

William Uno Meriheina
Nellie Huston
Henry Needham

3. The Survivor

Barbara and Emily Anderson

4. The Families

Part 1 : Cecilia Owens; Reginald and Ronald Owens; Helen Smith; Alfred and Elizabeth Smith; Pearl family; Crompton family; Dorothy Allan; Charlotte and Marjorie Pye; Gertrude and Joan Adams; Rose Lohden; Emily, Albert and Edgar Palmer; Minnie Smith; Hodges family

Part 2 : Norah Bretherton; Paul and Elizabeth Bretherton; Ruth and Robert Logan; Thomas and Annie Marsh; Thomas Marsh Junior; William Docherty; Mabel Docherty; Margaret Hastings; Ronald Greenwood; Jane and Grace Macfarquhar; James Haldane; Matron S. Leitch; Inez Wilson; Virginia Bruce Loney, Allan and Catharine Loney; Alfred and Elizabeth Mainman; Mainman family

Part 3 : Annie and Edith Williams; Rose Howley; Lydia and Eva Grandidge; Alice and Arthur Scott; Walter and Howard Tijou; Elizabeth, Duncan and Mary MacCorkindale; Samuel, Mary Jane and George Sharpe
Terence and Stuart Grey; Francis Luker; Cyril, Phyllis, and Nancy Wickings-Smith; Edward Lander; Sarah Fish; Fish family; Elizabeth Rogers; Thomas and Margaret Brownlie; John Moore; Walter Dawson and Jeanette Mitchell

5. The Struggle to Abandon Ship

Part 1 : James Brooks; Albert Bestic

Part 2 : John Idwal Lewi; James Sidney Arter; Maitland Kempson; Charles Bowring; Harold and Lucy Taylor; Dora and John Wolfenden

Part 3 : Walter Dawson, Albert and Agnes Veals, Frederick Isherwood; Thomas Sandells; Anna Ruane; Delia Stenson; Catherine Gleason; Emmie Hill; Willie Inch; Reverend Cowley Clarke; C.T. Hill; Marion Bird; Fannie Morecroft; Laura Martin; Hugh Donald Whitcombe; George Smith; Mary Beatrice Popham Lobb;Robert Leith; David McCormick

6. The Port Boats

Stones; Lund; William Mounsey; Eunice Kinch; Joseph Myers; Francis Kellett; Mary Maycock; Robert Dyer; Frederick Gauntlett; Albert Hopkins; Samuel Knox; Hammond; Faulds; Annie Sharp; James Leary; Thomas Boyce King;   Boat 14 Essay;  Norman Ratcliff; George Kessler; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bruno

7. Passengers of Distinction

Part 1 : C.T. Jeffrey; Isaac Trumbull; Albert Norris Perry; Frederick Perry; Edwin Twinning; Anne Shymer; Henry Pollard; Albert and Gladys Bilicke

Part 2 : Douglas Hertz; Dorothy Connor; Walter Fisher; D.A. Thomas; Robert Rankin

Part 3 : James Tilley Houghton; Fullerton Riemer Boyd; Josephine Brandell; Mabel Crichton; Maude and Elbridge Thompson; Charlotte Luck and children

Part 4 : Rita Jolivet; Lest We Forget film essay; Edgar Hounsell; Edward Barry; Dwight Carlton Harris; Herbert Light; Royal Gwent Singers; Harwood and Elaine Knight; Amelia Baker; Charles Williamson

8. A Hint of Scandal

Part 1 : Henry Sonneborn and Leo Schwabacher; Thomas Snowden and Eva Finch; Aino, Carl and Jan Antila; Constance Stroud; Rose Ellen Murray and Patrick McGinley; George Harrison

Part 2 : Carl Elmer Foss; Alfred Russell Clarke; Katherine Hickson and Caroline Hickson Kennedy; Albert Lloyd Hopkins; David Loynd; Maurice Medbury; James Williams; John Napier Fulton

Part 3 : Joseph and Evelyn Dredge

9. Earlier Voyages

Part 1 : First wartime eastbound crossing. Turbine sabotaged; Chased by military vessel; American high society flees Europe; Lusitania overdue, feared lost at sea; Bomb fears add to extra security on Christmas crossing.

Part 2
Lusitania raises American flag during eastbound voyage;  A very tense crossing, Lusitania flees at high speed under the cover of darkness, trapping her pilot onboard; A blizzard; Heightened security; A zig-zag course; The final completed crossing.

10. The Warning

Barbara McDermott; James Longmuir Ward; Sarah Helena Wiggins; Michael Byrne; Belle and Theodore Naish

11. In The Water; A Lethargic Drift into Death

May Barrett and Miss Macdonald; F.W. Schwarte; Allan H. Adams

12. Gone Forever: The Dead and the Missing

Part 1 : Sister Isabelle Wise; Carlos Gauthier; Amelia Macdona; Annie MacHardy
Carlton Thayer Brodrick; Evan Jones; Jane Worden; Lamond Proudfoot; Lockwood; Edith Robshaw; Beatrice Goodall and children; James and Kate Barr; Elizabeth Seccombe, Percy Seccombe…

Part 2 : Catherine Willey; David and Alice Loynd; Henry Garnet Bullen; Jane Travers; Catherine Dougall
Frank and Alice Tesson; Henrietta  Pirrie; Richard Preston Prichard; Martha King; Katherine Dingley

13. The Morning After: Post Traumatic Stress

Gerda Neilson and John Welch; Daniel Virgil Moore; Allan Beattie; Jessie Taft Smith; Angela Pappadopoulo; Beatrice Witherbee; Inez Jolivet Butler; George Butler; Francis Bertram Jenkins; Frederick Milford; Percy Rogers; Edwin Friend; James and Annie Gardner; Willie Gardner; Eric Gardner

14. Casualties of War

Barbara McDermott; Phoebe Amory; Mary Higganbottom; Martha Whyatt; Arthur Burdon; Cyril and Mary Anita Pells; John Pells; Cyril Wallace; Jeannie Fyfe; Barty and Ruth Wordsworth; Table of War Victims

15. Happy Ending/Immortality

Barbara McDermott; William Harkness

16. Appendices

Appendix A. Cunard confidential list of unidentified victims
Appendix B. Table of families aboard the Lusitania
Appendix C. 1915 arrivals
Appendix D. Dates of death

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Dedicated to Barbara Anderson McDermott and Lawrence Jolivet.

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