Robert Evans was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in 1895. He lived at 27 Moore Street, Bootle, Lancashire.
He engaged as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania at Liverpool on 12 April 1915 at a monthly rate of pay of £6-0s-0d. Upon engagement he was granted an advance on his wages of £1-0s-0d.
He reported for duty at 8am on 17th April, the day the vessel left the River Mersey for the last time. His previous ship had been the
He survived the sinking three weeks later, and having been rescued from the sea, he was landed at Queenstown from where he eventually made it back to Liverpool.
Once there he was officially discharged from the Lusitania’s last voyage and given the balance of wages owing to him, which amounted to £4-6s-4d (£4.32). This was in respect of his sea service from 17 April until 8 May 1915, 24 hours after the ship had gone down.
Cunard Records, PRO BT 100/345.