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Annie Richardson

Annie Richardson

About Annie

Annie Richardson, known as ‘Brownie’, was born in late 1877, the daughter of John Henry and Annie Richardson.  The family home was at 124, Sheil Road, Newsham Park, Liverpool, Lancashire.  Prior to this, the family had resided at 22. Rockwood Street, and later at 18. Balmoral Road.  Annie was unmarried.

She served in the Stewards' Department on board the Lusitania, one of nineteen stewardesses who sailed with the ship on 1st May 1915. Only six of these survived and Miss Richardson was not amongst this six.  She was aged 37 years, and she had served as a stewardess for a number of years.

Her body was not recovered and identified afterwards and as a consequence, she is commemorated on the Mercantile Marine Memorial at Tower Hill, London.

When her will was proven on 5th July 1915, administration was granted to her sister Ada Jane Richardson and her effects amounted to £438-19s-2d, (£438.96p).

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, Liverpool Echo, Probate Records, PRO BT 334.

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