Adolph Samuel Nussbaum was born in Switzerland in 1885, the son of Samuel and Lisette Nussbaum. He was married to Johanna Wilhelmina Ninna Nussbaum, (née Bergundthal) in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, in late 1911, and they lived at 38, West Street, Liverpool, Lancashire.
He served as Soup Cook in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania and was killed when she was sunk. He was aged 30 years.
His body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a result his name is embossed on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.
In August 1915, his widow was given the balance of wages owed to him from the
Lusitania’s last voyage, reckoned from 12th April 1915, until 8th May, 24 hours after she had gone down. In addition, Adolph Nussbaum held a life assurance policy with The Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Limited. Under the terms of the policy the company were to pay out £75-9s-5d. (£75.47p.) per year to an institution or organisation with the title of “Der Antevormund”. The money was payable at the rate of £18-17s-5d. (£18.87p.) per month.
Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Cunard Records, UniLiv. PR. 13/24, PRO BT 334.