Mr. Peter Buswell

Peter Buswell, 26, was a shipping Agent who made several trips across the Atlantic. He was returning to Britain aboard Lusitania after arriving in New York aboard the Cunarder Tuscania on 22 March 1915. He was also a Cameronia transfer. Buswell survived the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915.

Life


Peter Buswell was born in the second quarter of 1888, with his registration in West Ham of Greater London, United Kingdom. In the 1891 census, he was 2 years old and lived in Canning, West Ham, Essex, with his widowed mother Mary Ann, age 38. Peter had brothers Arthur H., age 13, and Frank, age 5.

In the second quarter of 1910, Peter Buswell married Marion McB. Haxton. Their marriage was registered in district of Southwark, Greater London. Peter and Marion had a son, also named Peter, born in the first quarter of 1913. His birth is listed in the Lambeth district of Greater London. A daughter, Eileen M. was born in the first quarter of 1915 in Croydon, Greater London.

Peter Buswell claimed to be from Surrey, England, but census and registration place him mostly around the Greater London area. His nearest relative was Frank Buswell, presumably a bank manager, who lived on 49 Lucerne Road, Thorntonhead (Thornton Heath, Greater London?).

Buswell became a shipping Agent and made several trips across the Atlantic. He arrived in New York, New York, United States aboard the Cunarder Tuscania on 22 March 1915. He was on his way to Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom aboard the Cameronia, which was requisitioned on 1 May 1915. Thus, he was transferred to Lusitania for the 1 May 1915 sailing. His ticket for the last crossing was 013429 and he stayed in cabin B-4. Buswell survived the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915.

Buswell traveled again to New York aboard the Cunarder Tyrrhenia. He listed his wife Marion as living at 75 Leigh Hall Rd, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, England. Peter died on 24 March 1949, presumably in Leigh-on-Sea. His son, also named Peter, lived at Sunninghill Avenue, Leigh-on-Sea.

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Ralph Cook
Cliff Barry
Nigel Buswell
William Taber

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