Archibald “Archie” Hume was born in Rotherham, Yorkshire, in 1875. He was the son of David and Jane Hume. When Archie was but an infant, his father died, leaving his widowed mother to raise her children alone. Archie began his working life as a clerk in an accountant’s office, but at some stage joined the mercantile marine.
He was employed as a trimmer in the Engineering Department on board the Lusitania and he was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 39 years.
His body was not found and identified afterwards and as a result, his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1881 Census of England and Wales, 1891 Census of England and Wales, 1901 Census of England and Wales, 1911 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.