Mr. George William Bilbrough

George Bilbrough, 36, was a British citizen from Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada.  He survived the Lusitania sinking. George shared a room on board Lusitania with Archie Donald and John Wilson.  Bilbrough often played bridge with Wilson, Donald, Thornton Jackson, and Reverend Herbert Gwyer. After the ship sank, Bilbrough found his way onto a damaged collapsible, where he pulled Archie Donald out of the water.  The boat filled with 32 other survivors, including Angela PappadopouloOlive North, and Thirza Winter, until they were afraid to take on more for fear of swamping. Their collapsible was picked up by Juno.

Related pages

Prichard Letters: Letter from J.W. Bilbrough, dated 8 September 1915 Prichard Letters: Letter from J.W. Bilbrough, dated 4 November 1915
References: Hoehling, A.A. and Mary Hoehling.  The Last Voyage of the Lusitania.  Madison Books, 1956.  

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