Lewis Richard Braund was a Third Class passenger on the Titanic. He died in the sinking.
Early Life Edit
Lewis was the son of James Braund (farmer) and Elizabeth Braund (née Harris). He was the eldest brother of Mary Jane (Janie), William James (Jim), Owen Harris and John Morcom (Jack). Beginning in about 1902, the family lived at Norton's Farm, Bridgerule, Devon.
Lewis' brother Jim had emigrated to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada at the turn of the century and had been working a farm there. He subsequently returned to Devon to encourage other family members to accompany him back to Canada. Lewis, with his brother Owen, along with Samuel and William Dennis, John Henry Perkin (second cousins) and John Hall Lovell (a more distant cousin) subsequently travelled in a group together. Jim Braund for some reason decided to travel on a ship out of Liverpool.
For their Atlantic crossing they chose the maiden voyage of Titanic. Their group was also accompanied by a near neighbour, Susan Webber from North Tamerton. They had a long train journey from Holsworthy, Devon on the London & South Western Railway with changes at Exeter and Salisbury. They arrived in Southampton the evening of 9 April 1912 and spent that night at the Alliance Hotel, Southampton. They embarked Titanic the following morning, the group all traveling third class. Lewis' ticket was numbered 3460 and had cost £7 5s.
Lewis and the rest of his group were all lost in the sinking. Lewis' body, if recovered, was never identified. In his will he left £260 to his father.
Susan Webber, traveling in Second Class, survived the sinking and lived in Hartford, Conneticut for the rest of her life.
Sometime following 1912, his parents moved to Truscott near Launceston, Cornwall.