I heard from a descendant of a kitchen staff worker that a few of them had gone down below to fetch some food from the freezers and were trapped in the lift when they cut power to the lifts. Can anyone confirm this? If so that would be a horrible way to go.
I too have heard that report from the grandson of perished butcher William Willsher. He claims a surviving baker overheard their shouts, but despite trying, was unable to free them. Willsher's teenage son later joined the Merchant Navy as a bellboy, and worked on the same ship as the baker where the tale of his fathers demise was passed to him. There is of course no way to verify the story, but it has nonetheless been passed on to the current generation of the family and is an interesting addition to the mythology.