Mr August Ferdinand Nilsson

Mr August Ferdinand Nilsson, 21, was born 18 October 1890 the son of miller Johan Nilsson and his wife Anna (née Jönsson). August worked as a miller's hand and lived in Årröd, Östra Sallerup, Hörby, Skåne, Sweden. August Nilsson's mother was living but father Johan Nilsson died in 1912.

Nilsson travelled with Olof Vendel, also from Östra Salerup, they went via Copenhagen, it is likely that they bought their tickets there. Nilsson was destined for St. Paul, Minnesota. They boarded the Titanic at Southampton as third class passengers.

August died in the sinking, his body was never found.

Mansion House Fund paid 875.52 Kr (£48) to his mother. 1822 Kr (£100) damage claims were paid to his mother 13 June 1914.

Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Leif Snellman, Finland

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