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Mr. John Lewis Harris, Assistant Butcher

John Lewis Harris was a British subject who lived at 280, Belgrave-road, Balsall-Heath. He had a brother who lived with him in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. John was an assistant butcher aboard Lusitania. He had been working aboard Lusitania for 12 months before he was lost when the ship was torpedoed and sunk on 7 May 1915. He was well-known in the meat market and among the butchers of Birmingham. According to a newspaper report, Harris “previously had a similar situation” traveling on a ship from Canada to England. Contributors: Michael Poirier

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