Miss Doris Florence Burley

Doris Burley, 9, was a British citizen from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She was the sister of Reginald Burley, daughter of Reuben and Florence Burley, and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Bull. The family was traveling together aboard Lusitania’s last voyage. The party bought their tickets in New York. The entire party was lost in the Lusitania sinking. Doris’ body was either never recovered or never identified. Doris Burley was born in 1906, the daughter of Florence and Reuben Burley, in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A brother, Reginald, soon followed her in either 1914 or 1915. In 1914, Doris' grandfather died, and her grandmother, Elizabeth Bull, went to Hamilton to visit her daughter and grandchildren. She decided to return in the Spring of 1915, and Reuben and Florence decided to take their family to holiday in England and accompany Elizabeth. They booked second cabin passage on the Lusitania. The entire family was lost in the Lusitania sinking. Contributor: Peter Kelly, Ireland Judith Tavares

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