Mr Louis Gustave Joseph Lesueur

Thomas Cardeza's manservant

Mr Louis Gustave Joseph Lesueur was born on 26 August 1876 in Brametot, a village in Normandy (Seine Maritime, France)

He was unmarried.  He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as manservant to Thomas Cardeza.

He travelled on the Cardeza's ticket (No. PC 17755) and occupied room B-101.

Mr Lesueur and the Cardezas were rescued in Lifeboat 3.

He served in the Army in World War One and was married to Alexandrine Vasseur on 1 July 1918 in Le Petit Quevilly, Normandy.   He  worked as an interpreter.

He lived in Sotteville-les-Rouen.

At present his death deate and burial place are unknown.


Often listed as "Lesneur".

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Titanica! (2018) 
New York Times (1912) 

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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.
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

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(2019) Louis Gustave Joseph Lesueur Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #185, updated 25th April 2019 12:28:44 PM)