Hannah Owen


Hannah Owen

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Death 10 Oct 1918 (aged 35–36)
At Sea
Burial Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Plot 2: 890
Memorial ID 107830381 View Source

Second Stewardess Hannah Owen
S.S. "Leinster".

Aged 36.
Daughter of William and Mary Owen, 2, Tower Gardens, Holyhead.
Her birth was registered in Q1, 1882, in Holyhead district.

She left school at 14, and went to London.
On returning home, she went into domestic service for a Mrs. Forcer Evans at Forcer Hill, Holyhead
She subsequently worked at
Mill Road Infirmary, Liverpool,
The Home for Incurables, Parliament Street, Liverpool,
New Highfield Hospital, Knotty Ash,

She joined the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, in or about 1905, and had worked on all of their ships.

Hannah was working on board R.M.S. Leinster which was sunk by torpedoes in the Irish Sea, 16 miles east of Dublin, shortly before 10am on the morning of 10th October 1918, on its outbound journey of 100km [68 miles] from Kingstown [now Dun Laoghaire], Dublin, to Holyhead, Anglesey, North Wales.

Death Certificate.
Dublin North District, No. 1 Area.
Hannah Owen, aged 36, a spinster, a Stewardess, was found drowned from the sinking of the SS Leinster.
Her death was registered in Dublin on 21st October 1918, by Alphonsus W. Lyons, of 15 Eden Quay, Dublin, who caused the body to be buried.

Her name, and that of another Stewardess,
Louisa Parry
have been included on a memorial in York Minster to women who died in WW1.

Her name is included in
R.M.S. Leinster "Crew Casualties"

She is also named on
Holyhead Memorial


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  • Created by: John
  • Added: 4 Apr 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 107830381
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Hannah Owen (1882–10 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 107830381, citing Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .