Last Known Lusitania Survivor, 95, Dies

Posted by admin on Jan 12, 2011

The last known survivor from the Lusitania ocean liner that was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915 has died. Audrey Lawson-Johnston from Melchbourne in Bedfordshire died in the early hours of Tuesday aged 95.

She was three months old when the liner bound for Liverpool from New York sank off the Irish coast on 7 May. Mrs Lawson-Johnston’s family had been emigrating to England when the boat was hit in an attack that killed hundreds, including her sisters.

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