About Elizabeth May Leather
- Name: Mrs Elizabeth May Leather (née Edwards)
- Age: 41 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Occupation: Stewardess Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Mrs Elizabeth Leather, 41, was born in Liverpool.
When she signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 she gave her address as 28 Park Road, Port Sunlight, Liverpool. Her last ship had been the Olympic. As a stewardess she received monthly wages of £3 10s.
At the time of the collision she was asleep in her berth and was not awakened by the impact, instead she awoke some three quarters of an hour later. She found as she made her way to see to her passengers that they had already abandoned their quarters, so she proceeded on up to B deck. She was rescued in lifeboat 16.
She was called to testify at the Board of Trade Enquiry on Monday, May 20, 1912.
References and Sources Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Wreck Commissioners' Court, Proceedings before the Right Hon. Lord Mersey on a Formal Investigation Ordered by the Board of Trade into the Loss of the S.S. Titanic
Credits Rob Ottmers, USA
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