Last known RMS Lusitania survivor, 95, dies





The last known survivor from the Lusitania ocean liner that was sunk by a German U-boat in 1915 has died.

Audrey Lawson-Johnston from Melchbourne in Bedfordshire died in the early hours of Tuesday aged 95.

She was three months old when the liner bound for Liverpool from New York sank off the Irish coast on 7 May.

Mrs Lawson-Johnston's family had been emigrating to England when the boat was hit in an attack that killed hundreds, including her sisters.

One of her daughters, Margie Clarke, from Northampton, said her mother suffered a stroke early in December and had been in hospital ever since.

She said she was due to be moved to a nursing home on Tuesday, the day she died.

"She was so witty, to the end," she said. "That's what we want her funeral to be, full of colour. We want people to laugh....



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