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RMS Lusitania was a British ocean liner that was sunk on 7 May 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 passengers and crew. In addition, 767 survived.
There is a memorial to one of those who died, on a gravestone in Windleshaw Chantry. This is shown below. I wondered if anyone knows if any other St Helens people were on board and if they perished or survived?

h ocean liner that was sunk on 7 May 1915 by a German U-boat 11 miles off the southern coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 passengers and crew. In addition, 767 survived.

There is a memorial to one of those who died, on a gravestone in Windleshaw Chantry. This is shown below. I wondered if anyone knows if any other St Helens people were on board and if they perished or survived?
 
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He has a very interesting story, Imagine travelling all that way to help rebuilt San Francisco after the earth quake and then when he eventually came back ended up booking passage on the Lusitania.

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There is quite an interesting account of William's life written by Peter Engberg-Klarstrom. Just Google - William Leyland - St. Helens..

 

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