Louisa Parry


Louisa Parry

Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
Death 10 Oct 1918 (aged 21–22)
At Sea
Memorial Site* London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot Cenotaph
Memorial ID 15368549 View Source

Stewardess Louisa Parry.
The Mercantile Marine
S. S. "Leinster".

Aged 22.
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,
Hannah Owen
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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  • Maintained by: John
  • Originally Created by: Jordan Lyons
  • Added: 15 Aug 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 15368549
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Louisa Parry (1896–10 Oct 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15368549, citing Tower Hill Memorial, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Greater London, England ; Maintained by John (contributor 47032041) .