Teenagers among Lusitania's crew


Hildo Thiel

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Hello all,

Were there among the Lusitania's crew more teenagers besides:

Bosun's boy Thomas Quinn (17) died

AB Seaman Leslie N. Morton (18) saved

3rd waiter Charles Lapphane (19) died

Steward's boys:
George Bates (17) died
William Burrows (15) saved
Robert James Clark (15) saved
Cornelius Horrigan (16) saved
Benjamin R.H. Holton (16) saved
William Wilson Hughes (?) died
Edgar H. Joynson (19) saved
Philip Archibald Sharp (?) died
Arthur Valentine Steinberg (?) died
Harold Joseph Wright (?) died

Assistant cook George Wynne (16) saved
Assistant butcher George Ronnan (16) died
Trimmer Peter Myles (17) died
Fireman John O'Connell (19) saved

Regards,

Hildo
 

Hildo Thiel

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I have understood that John was the older brother of Leslie, so he must be older than 18, maybe one of the other members does know his age.

About other possible teenagers, I don't have no idea who, I think there are some more. Maybe one or both of the lift attendants, or one of the other assistant cooks. Possible a few among the trimmers and firemen and among the stewards and waiters.

Hildo
 

Hildo Thiel

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Hello,

Does anyone know if there were more teenagers among the crew members besides the following 17 names:
Bosun's boy Thomas Quinn (17) died
AB Seaman Leslie N. Morton (18) saved
3rd waiter Charles Lapphane (19) died
Steward's boys:
George Bates (17) died
William Burrows (15) saved
Robert James Clark (15) saved
Cornelius Horrigan (16) saved
Benjamin R.H. Holton (16) saved
William Wilson Hughes (?) died
Edgar H. Joynson (19) saved
Philip Archibald Sharp (?) died
Arthur Valentine Steinberg (?) died
Harold Joseph Wright (?) died
Assistant cook George Wynne (16) saved
Assistant butcher George Ronnan (16) died
Trimmer Peter Myles (17) died
Fireman John O'Connell (19) saved

I think there must be some more, but if they were no more teenagers among the crew I would like to know too, because than I have to ask this not again.

By the way is there something known about the age of the following crew members:
Marian May Bird
Elizabeth Ross Morris Dewhurst
Ellen Hughes
Margaret Hull
Elizabeth Machell
Fanny Moorcroft
Mary Phillips
M. Leitch

Vernon Livermore
William Barnes
Edward Shay
Joseph Duncan
Alex Cowan
Stanley Rourke


Regards,

Hildo
 
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Thomas Ozel

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Hello

I thought you might like to know of another teenager among Lusitania's crew, who has not yet been mentioned on this list.

At the Maritime Museum in Liverpool, there is a BBC radio interview with a survivor called Mary Hall, who was a stewardess aboard the ship. Apparently she was 96, when the interview was recorded in 1994, so she would have been 16/17 years old at the time of the sinking. It also seems probable (but I can't say for certain) that she was the last remaining crew member from the Lusitania.

I hope this helps.

Thomas
 

Thomas Ozel

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Earlier this week, I visited a fascinating exhibition at Liverpool's Maritime Museum called: "Lusitania: Life, Loss and Legacy", which includes artifacts from the liner and some BBC radio interviews with survivors such as Leslie Morton and George Wynne. But whilst I was there, I also noticed that the radio interview which I mentioned several years ago, now has a different description. Currently, it is described as a recording of a stewardess named May Walker (1875 - 1975), so the information in my above post is inaccurate, although the recording itself is still very interesting to listen to.
 

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