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Berthe Leroy

Miss Berthe Leroy was born in Compiegne, France on 10th August 1884.. Her mother Julie Leroy lived at Hersin-Coupigny, France.

She boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as maid to Mrs Walter Donald Douglas. She travelled on Mrs Douglas' ticket (No. PC 17761).

Mrs Douglas and Miss Leroy were rescued in Lifeboat 2.

Berthe Leroy died on 7th July 1972. She is buried in Hersin Coupigny Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais France.

References and Sources

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Date: 18th-19th June 1912, Ship: Carpathia) - National Archives, NWCTB 85 T715 Vol 4183
Hermann Söldner (ed.) (2000) RMS Titanic: Passenger and Crew List 10 April 1912-15 April 1912. ä wie Ärger Verlag.

Research Articles

Olivier Mendez & Michel Leroy Titanica! (2004) Berthe Leroy: Titanic Survivor

Newspaper Articles

Le Petit Journal (20 April 1912) An Anguished Sister
Le Grand Echo du Nord et du Pas-de-Calais (23 April 1912) A Survivor from Sains-Bouvigny
Unidentified Newspaper (1945) Mrs Douglas Dies at 81
From an unidentified American newspaper, ca. 22 April 1945
André Pelletier La Voix du Nord (9 May 1965) She nearly drowned in the sinking of the TITANIC...
Mme Bourlard, 80, now lives peaceful days in Béthune
Nord-Matin (1966) Berthe Leroy in 1966
From 'Nord-Matin'


From 'Santa Barbara News Press'
From 'La Voix du Nord'
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  1. Mike Herbold

    Berthe LeRoy was Mahala Douglas' (Mrs. Walter Donald Douglas) French maid. ET doesn't seem to have much on her. Did she follow Mrs. Douglas to Minnesota and California? Mike Herbold

  2. Phillip Gowan

    I don't know how long she might have continued in Mrs. Douglas's employ, but she eventually returned to her native Hersin-Compeigne, France where she died July 7, 1972 just short of her 88th birthday.

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Miss Berthe Leroy
Age: 27 years 8 months and 5 days (Female)
Nationality: French
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 17761, £106 8s 6d
Rescued (boat 2)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Tuesday 4th July 1972 aged 87 years
Buried: Hersin-Coupigny Cemetery, Hersin-Coupigny, Pas-de-Calais, France

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