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Lottie Goldwater

4 Heshvan 5679 (10 October 1918)

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Date of death:
4 Heshvan 5679 (10 October 1918)
Died in combat?:
Place of death:
Dublin Bay
Cause of death:
Drowning due to German u-boat attacking ship
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Lottie Goldwater

Tragic sinking, 10 October 1918

Early in the war, young Lottie and her sister were sent to live in Ireland with their step mother from London, to be safe from the bombings. The stepmother also had the family fortune with them, in the form of gold sovereigns worn around her waist.

At the end of the war, the father sent for them from Birmingham. They boarded 'The Leinster' Royal Mail ship to return to England. When the u-boat attacked the ship, both children and the stepmum drowned, with both an unborn baby inside her and the family fortune. Everything was lost to the Irish sea.

Although the body was never found, the stepmum was declared dead so that Abraham could re-marry under Jewish law.



Babs Goldwater (female)


Father: Abraham Goldwater (male)

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