Mr. Arthur W. Elliott

Arthur W. Elliott, 30, was a British subject from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was traveling aboard Lusitania with his wife, Annie, in second cabin. At the time of the Lusitania's last sailing, Annie was pregnant. When the German submarine torpedoed and sank the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, Annie and her unborn child survived and was carried to full term, but Arthur was lost in the sinking. His body was either never recovered or not identified. Arthur and Annie had only been married for four months up until the time of the Lusitania disaster, and Arthur was an electrician who worked with his brother in Calgary. At the Mixed Claims Commission following Arthur's death, Annie stated that she believe that Arthur would have made $1,200 a year. In Annie's account of the sinking, she states that people had not seriously believed that the Lusitania was in trouble when the torpedo hit, so Arthur went below decks to their cabin to retrieve some clothing. Annie then states that a second shock happened and the boat (not clear if she was referring to her lifeboat or the ship) turned over. She believes that Arthur was trapped in the cabin when the ship sank. His body was never recovered. His and Annie's daughter, Helen, was born in England while Annie was recuperating from the sinking. Arthur W. Elliott is not to be confused with Arthur "Jo" Elliot, who served in the deck department of the ship's crew.

Links of interest

Lest We Forget – Encyclopedia Titanica

Contributors Cliff Barry, UK Jim Kalafus, USA Peter Kelly, Ireland Michael Poirier, USA References: Jim Kalafus, Michael Poirier, Cliff Barry and Peter Kelly (2013) “Lest We Forget : The Lusitania.” Gare Maritime. (ref: #10962, accessed 27th April 2015 03:24:39 PM) URL : Mixed Claims Commission, Case 836.

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