I've read, and my servant granny of the period always endorsed this, that servants were one of the family. Mind you, she was rather a character, and not the sort to be fobbed off. I know many maids were saved as well as their mistresses, but has anyone analyzed whether they were in the same boat? And how many menservants died, but were not apparently seen in the company of their masters? Bruce Ismay's valet comes to mind - Bruce was busy, we know, but he got off, but where was the valet? Guggenheim and Victor seemed close, but how many of them ensured as a priority that their servants were with them - as I think we would today. Employer responsibility etc.