Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry

Index of Witnesses

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FIRST DAY
(15 JUNE 1915)

Mr. Alexander Galbraith - Superintending Engineer to the Cunard Line.
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 1-23

Mr. Albert Laslett - Board of Trade Engineer and Ship Surveyor at Liverpool.
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 24-49

Captain O. A. Barrand - Board of Trade Emigration Office at Liverpool.
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 50-53

Captain William Thomas Turner - Master of the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 54-121
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 122-123
• Mr. Cotter - 124-168
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 169-176
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 177-182
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 183-214

Captain William Thomas Turner - Master of the " Lusitania."
- Recalled in camera -
In Camera Testimony in the Presence of:
• The Right Hon. Lord Mersey,
• Admiral Sir F.S. Inglefield, K.C.B.,
• Lieutenant Commander H.J. Hearn,
• Captain David Davies,
• Captain John Spedding,
• The Right Hon. Sir Edward Carson, K.C., M.P., Attorney-General,
• Sir Ellis Cunliffe, Solicitor to the Board of Trade,
• Mr. Butler Aspinall, K.C., M.R.
• Mr. Laing, K.C.
• Mr. A.H. Maxwell
• The Right Hon. Sir F.E. Smith, K.C., M.P., Solicitor-General, n/a

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SECOND DAY
(16 JUNE 1915)

Mr. Alfred Allen Booth - Chairman, Cunard Line
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 215-288
• Mr. Wickham - 289-298
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 299-327
• Mr. Thomas Scanlan - 328-333
• Mr. Cotter - 334-364
•Mr. Butler Aspinall - 365-373

Thomas Quinn - Able Seaman on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Dunlop - 374-391

Commander Anderson - Commander in the Royal Navy
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 392-410

Leslie N. Morton - Able Seaman on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 411-460
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 461-485
• Mr. Cotter - 486-519
• Mr. G.A. Scott - 520-521
• Mr. Thomas Priest - 522-530
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 531-533
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 534-551

Hugh Robert Johnston - Quartermaster on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 552-608
• Mr. Wickham - 609-613
• Mr.Cotter - 614-629
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 630-637
• Mr. Priest - 637-647

George Little - Third Engineer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Dunlop - 648-669
• Mr. Wickham - 670-673
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 674-711
• Mr. Marshall - 712-725
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 726-732
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 733-735

Mr. Andrew Cockburn - Senior Second Engineer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 736-799
• Mr. Wickham - 800-804

Robert Leith - Wireless Telegraphist on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 805-851
• Mr. Rose Innes - 852-861
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 862-894

Arthur Roland Jones - First Officer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Branson - 895-932
• Mr. Rose Innes - 933-967
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 968-1024
• Mr. Scott - 1025
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1026-1050
• The Attorney-General - 1051

Mrs. Mabel Kate Leigh Royd [sic] - Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 1052-1082
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 1083-1095
• Mr. Scott - 1096-1100

The Rev. Mr. --- Clark - Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 1101-1135
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1136-1142
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 1143-1153
• Mr. Scott - 1154-1155

Mr. Frederick E. O. Tootal - First Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•Mr. Dunlop - 1156-1182

Mr. John Freeman - Second Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 1183-1212
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 1213-1234
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1235-1242

Mr. Theodore Diamandis - Greek Subject, a Third Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Dunlop - 1243-1254
• Mr. Joseph Cotter - 1255-1287
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1288-1302

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THIRD DAY
(17 JUNE 1915)

Mr. John Frederick Valentine Jones - Chief Steward on the " Lusitania"
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 1303-1339
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1340-1350
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1351-1366
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1367-1370

Mr. Albert Arthur Bestwick [sic] - Junior Third Officer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 1371-1400
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1401-1417
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1418-1427
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1428-1443

Mr. Robert Henry Duncan - First Senior Third Engineer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Branson - 1444-1459
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 1460-1462
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1463-1485
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1486-1488

Mr. --- Robertson - Carpenter on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 1489-1575
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1576-1601
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1602-1625
• Mr. Duncan Macmaster - 1626-1628

Captain William Thomas Turner [recalled] - Master of the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 1629-1648
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1649-1665
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 1666-1672
• Mr. Thomas Priest - 1673-1674

Frederick O'Neil [sic] - Able Seaman and Lamp Trimmer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Dunlop - 1675-1708
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 1709-1712

Joseph Casey - Fireman on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 1713-1725

Thomas Madden - Fireman on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•Mr. Branson - 1926-1735

Frederick Davis - Trimmer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 1736-1744

Mr. McDermott - Trimmer on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Dunlop - 1745-1751
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1752-1774

Miss Alice Lynes [sic] - Nurse on board to the Children of Major Warren Farrell [sic].
- Testimony -
•The Solicitor-General - 1775-1789

Mr. James Baker - Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Attorney-General - 1790-1808
• Mr. Thomas Priest - 1809-1815
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 1816-1821
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1822-1835

Mr. Francis Bertram Jenkins - First Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1836-1871
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1872
• Mr. Scott - 1873-1874

Mr. Robert W. Cairns - First Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1875-1887
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1888-1906
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1907-1911

Miss Eveline Wild [sic] - Second Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•Mr. Rose-Innes - 1912-1932

Mrs. Elizabeth Lasseter [sic] - First Class Passenger on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• Mr. Thomas Priest - 1933-1949
• Mr. Rose-Innes - 1950
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 1951-1965

Mr. Robert James Timmis
- Testimony -
•- 1966-1975

Mr. David Alfred Thomas - Member of the Advisory Committee to the Intelligence Department of the Board of Trade.
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 1976-2002
• Mr. Wickham - 2003-2004
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 2005-2017

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FOURTH DAY
(18 JUNE 1915)

Captain William Thomas Turner - Master of the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
In Camera Testimony in the Presence of:
• The Right Honourable Lord Mersey,
• Admiral Sir F.S. Inglefield, K.C.B.,
• Lieutenant Commander H.J. Hearn,
• Captain David Davies,
• Captain John Spedding

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FIFTH DAY
(1 JULY, 1915)

Mr. Joseph Marichal - Lecturer on Romance Languages at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
- Testimony -
• The Solicitor-General - 2018-2051
• Mr. Cotter - 2052-2100
• Mr. Donald Macmaster - 2101-2119
• Mr. Butler Aspinall - 2120-2154

Mr. Albert Laslett [recalled] - Board of Trade Engineer and Ship Surveyor at Liverpool.
- Testimony -
• Mr. Branson - 2155-2195
• Mr. Cotter - 2196-2238

Mr. --- Robertson [recalled] - Carpenter on the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
•The Commissioner - 2239-2280

Mr. Albert Laslett [recalled] - Board of Trade Engineer and Ship Surveyor at Liverpool.
- Testimony -
• The Commissioner - 2281-2290
• Mr. Cotter - 2291-2294

Captain William Thomas Turner [recalled] - Master of the " Lusitania."
- Testimony -
• The Commissioner - 2295-2303
• Mr. Clem Edwards - 2304-2312

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