Mr. Eugene Henry Posen

Eugene Posen, 41, was a naturalized British subject living at The Albany in London, England, United Kingdom. Posen survived the Lusitania sinking. His ticket aboard the ship had been D1344 and he stayed in cabin D-47. After he was saved, he sent the following telegram from Oxford Street station to his friend, Harold Begbie:
Harold Begbie Hartfield Sussex Just returned saved from Lusitania will you lunch with me Albany one day next week Posen
Posen was born a Swiss national and became a British subject. He was presumably a pilot, as he was also a member of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom since April 1914. With anti-German sentiment running high in World War I, on 18 November 1915, Posen changed his name to Eugene Henry Post. References The London Gazette. 3 December 1915. Web. 15 August 2011. <http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/29390/pages/12127/page.pdf>. The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom. 11 April 1914. Web. 15 August 2011. <http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:j2ZLAWK9bXcJ:www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1914/1914%2520-%25200389.html+eugene+henry+posen&cd=7&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com>. "Telegram from Lusitania Survivor to Harold Begbie."  The First World War Poetry Digital Archive.  University of Oxford. Web.  10 August 2011. <http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/item/5213?CISOBOX=1&REC=8>.

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