Two Witley Victims

Surrey Advertiser and County Times

Widows sad experience

Among those who were serving on board the ill-fated vessel was Mrs. Lucy Violet Snape, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Leonard, of Well Lane, Sandhills, Witley, who was employed as a second class stewardess. At the time of writing her fate is not known, but it seems almost certain that she has gone down with the ship. She was only 22 years of age, and was the widow of Lawrence Edward Snape, the captain of a vessel which traded in the Malay States. After her marriage two years ago last September she lived at Singapore. On Coronation Day her husband started on a voyage, during which he was taken ill with dysentery, and died at the hospital at Nowchwang, near Hong Kong. Mrs. Snape returned home with her baby girl last December, and had since resided with her parents. Latterly she felt that she would like to earn her living, and through the influence of Mr. Joseph King, Member of Parliament, she obtained the position of stewardess on the Titanic, and this was the first voyage she had made in this capacity. Her parents are well known in the district, her father having been in the service of Lord Derby for many years, and he is now employed by Mr. Joseph King, M.P.

Related Biographies:

Lucy Violet Snape

Relates to Place:

Witley, Surrey, England

Acknowledgements

Brian Ticehurst

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