Stewardess Louisa Parry.
The Mercantile Marine
S. S. "Leinster".
Daughter of Owen Parry and Katherine Parry (née Williams), of 5, Fair View, Holyhead, Anglesey.
Educated at Park School, Holyhead.
In 1911, when she was 15, she commenced training as a Nurse Probationer at Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucester, and later worked at Mexborough, Yorkshire.
She started working with the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company as a Stewardess in 1914, and joined two of her sisters, Margaret and Jane, who were also stewardesses in the company.
Louisa 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.
Her name, and that of another Stewardess,
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
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