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Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« on: Wednesday 16 May 18 14:07 BST (UK) »
Hi, just looking for some advice on how I can find out more info on what happened to my relative Nancy, her Mother Harriet and sister Eileen. They were on-board the Athenia when it was torpedoed in 1939. Nancy died and I believe Harriet and Eileen were injured.
They were visiting from Canada.

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 16:51 BST (UK) »
This gives information about the ship being hit by torpedoes.

https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1.html

There is also on the same page, a link to the list of people who died Nancy being one of them.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 16:59 BST (UK) »
Another list of the passengers who died and also includes addresses.

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/ATHENIA.html
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 17:10 BST (UK) »
Harriet and Eileen born 1915 are on the 1939 but Nancy I suspect is the closed record. 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 18:52 BST (UK) »
The below link shows the list of people admitted to the Western Infirmary, Glasgow.  Harriet and Eileen are in the list.  You will have to scroll down the page to find their names.


http://ahoy.tk-jk.net/macslog/SurvivorsfromAtheniarescu.html

Nancy's death is registered in the GRO Marine Death Indices (1903 To 1965)
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 19:48 BST (UK) »
This is amazing, thank you for your time and assistance.

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Re: Athenia - Nancy Redgers
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 May 18 20:04 BST (UK) »
Eileen and Harriet went back to Canada from Liverpool on 6th October 1939 on the Samaria.
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire