Hi Ing and Eric,
Glad you enjoyed the article. I'll be the first to admit that Phil and Brian did the lion's share of the research into Rhoda Abbott Williams' fascinating and poignant life story. I am greatly honoured to be listed as a co-author.
I was delighted to stumble across the information relating to Rhoda Abbott's cremation at Mortlake. As we all predicted, the indefatigable detective work of Phil and Brian would quickly yield a date and place of death. The latter tidbit proved the most crucial, however, and promped me to contact all cemeteries and crematoria in the Barnes area. I sent Mortlake a list of 10 names (Titanic and Lusitania), and Mrs. Williams was the only one that came back "positive".
I then recalled the detail that Charles Herbert Lightoller, whose miraculous escape from the Titanic closely mirrored that of Rhoda Abbott, also ended up at Mortlake Crematorium six years later. Eric is quite right to say that it provided an "Oh my gosh!" ending, and a very last minute "Oh my gosh!" it was too!
Thanks must also go to Bob Coates at the crematorum who did the preliminary sleuthing on my behalf to establish Rhoda's final resting place.
With thanks again,
(Actor and Burial-Botherer)