Daily Telegraph says No survivors alive from Lucy


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Matt Endacott

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On the Daily Telegraph's web site today, (6th of June, 2003) it reads "The last survivor of the sinking of the Lusitania, which led to America entering the First World War has reportedly died at 92 years" it continues "A report in The Times says Eve Pugh was six when the transatlantic liner, nicknamed the Queen of the Seas, was torpedoed off the Irish coast by a German U-boat. The attack happened on May 7, 1915."
It ends with a brief history of the sinking.
Is it true the newspapers & press are unaware of Barbara McDermott & Audrey Pearl? has anyone else read of this?

-Matt
 
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Matt asked: "...Is it true the newspapers & press are unaware of Barbara McDermott & Audrey Pearl?..."

Obviously. Being in the news biz, I can tell you from experience that what we in the press don't know, and that's a lot(!), we usually get wrong, as is indicated by the glaring Daily Telegraph error. I used to contribute to AP and know they made mistakes constantly. It's the nature of daily reporting with deadlines. No time for fact checking; shouldn't admit it but it's true.
 

Eric Sauder

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Yvonne Marichal Pugh was probably not that well known because she never discussed the sinking publicly. This is just like third-class passenger Arthur Scott, who was also "unknown" until very shortly before his death because he didn't care to discuss the sinking.

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Matt Endacott

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Has anyone got a passenger list with Eve Pugh on it? And if so, why has the press heard of her if she was never mentioned or known by lucy buffs?
Sounds a bit odd...
 

Eric Sauder

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Matt:

You won't find Eve Pugh on a passenger list because her name at the time was Yvonne "Eve" Marichal.

You also wanted to know why she wasn't known by Lusitania buffs but the press had heard of her. Probably because, as I mentioned, she never discussed the sinking publicly. After her passing, her family let the press know that she had been on board. Odd? Not really. L

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Filipe Prista Lucas Rodrigues Lopes

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Dear Matt, as far as I am aware, Yvonne Marichal Pugh died in Hereford, on 15 September 2001, aged 92. Hope this helps.

Best regards, Filipe
 
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Matt Endacott

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A little more on Yvonne Marichal.
She was travelling on the Lusitania with her parents, Mr & Mrs. Joseph P. Marichal and her brother and sister, Master Maurice and Miss Phyllis Marichal. They were booked into 2nd Class and according to my complete Lusitania passenger & crew list, they all survived. It also states they were from Kingston, Ontario.
 
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Joseph Philibert Marichal had been born in Haute-Saone, France, on February 10th 1877. He married Jessie Emerson.
Their children were, Yvonne Jessie, born in Rochford, Essex, in 1909, Maurice R, born in Rochford in 1910, and Phyllis R, born in Rochford in 1913.
 

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