Mr. Robert Duncan Gray

Robert Gray, 35, was a British national residing in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He was traveling second cabin aboard the Lusitania's final voyage. His cabin was on C deck, and his stewardess was May Bird. On the day of the Lusitania disaster, Gray was on deck with Cyril Wallace “indulging in a sing song.” Wallace had just finished singing “Eileen Aiannah” when they heard the explosion. To Gray, it was not violent, and he proclaimed, “That is a torpedo.” Both Gray and Wallace survived the Lusitania sinking. Contributors: Jim Kalafus, USA Michael Poirier, USA Judith Tavares References: Hickey, Des and Gus Smith. Seven Days to Disaster. G. P. Putnam’s and Sons, 1981.

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