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John Ledson

John Ledson

About John

John Ledson was born in Liverpool, Lancashire on the 8th April 1876, the son of Samuel and Jane Ledson.  His father was a confectioner, and John followed in his father’s footsteps.

He served as Extra Extra Second Baker in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania and did not survive her sinking.

His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a consequence, he is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine War Memorial at Tower Hill, London.  He was aged 39 years.

Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1891 Census of England and Wales, 1901 Census of England and Wales, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, PRO BT 334.

John Ledson



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