Master John Semple

John Semple was the infant son of  Andrew and Agnes Semple. John and Agnes were traveling aboard Lusitania when the ship was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915. Both mother and son were lost. John's father, Andrew, was not on board the ship. John was born in Canada.  His parents were from Scotland and had first settled in Toronto, Ontario in 1911 and then Calgary, Alberta, later that year.  John was born some time between late 1913 and early 1915.  On 7 May 1915, Agnes and John were lost in the Lusitania disaster. Neither of their bodies were recovered or identified.

Links of interest

John Semple - Agnes Dickie Gilmour Family Headstone
Contributors: Karin Nicholson References: “RMS Lusitania.” Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild. Online. Accessed 24 February 2012. <> "John Semple - Agnes Dickie." Family History of Annie-Marie Smyth Russell and Robert Struthers. Online. Accessed 25 February 2012. <>

About the Author