Mark Baber was kind enough to send me an article from the London Times about the passing of another "unknown" Lusitania survivor.
Yvonne (Eve) Marichal Pugh passed away several days ago at the age of 92. The Marichal family was traveling second class and was returning from Canada where Mr. Marichal, a French citizen, had been a Lecturer in Romance Languages at Queen's University in Ontario.
Traveling with Yvonne were her father Joseph, mother Jessie, and two siblings, Maurice and Phyllis. Yvonne was the oldest of the three children.
When the torpedo struck, the Marichals were at lunch in the second-class Dining Room. Upon hearing the second explosion, Mr. Marichal carried the two older children, his wife taking the baby, and they made their way to the second-class Boat Deck aft. Leaving the ship in lifeboat 21, astonishingly, the entire family survived the sinking.
After requesting to be heard at the British Inquiry, Mr. Marichal was among the first to raise publically the possibility of the second explosion being caused by ammunition. Mr. Marichal then went further and criticized the Cunard Line for their poor treatment of the survivors. Mr. Marichal's testimony (and Lord Mersey's reaction to it) is among the most interesting parts of the inquiry.
The family eventually reached Birmingham, and Mr. Marichal filed a claim in the amount of £1,050 for loss of personal effects and "shock to (his) system."
Mr. Marichal was killed in action in World War I. I don't what became of the rest of the family, but I'll try to find out from Mrs. Pugh's children.