A GRiM TRAGEDY
What may bo described as a grim tragedy in connection with the sinking of the Lusitania is revealed in the cold and formal phrases of a document in the Probate Registry recording the iasup of a grant of letters of administration of the estate of tho late Mr Paul Crompton, aged 44, of 29 Gilston Road, Kensington, W., formerly of Philadelphia, who was lost in the Lusitania.
The grunt states that he died intestate, "together with his wife Gladys Mary Crompton, and his children Stephen Crompton, Alberta Crompton, Catherine Mary Crompton, Paul Romilly Crompton,* John David Crompton, and Peter Crompton, who all died in the same calamity, and there is no evidence as to which of them survived."
In these circumstances the next-of-kin is his mother, the Hon. Lucy Henrietta Crompton, who has renounced administration, and as his brother, Mr David Henry Crompton, is now resident in the' United States, letters of administration have been granted to Mr Wynn Harold Trestoning, of 57, Camden Hill Road, Kensington W., merchant, as attorney of the said David Henry Crompton, by whom the property has been returned as of the gross value of £30,158 (net personalty £28,709).
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXV, Issue 8311, 2 December 1915
THE LUSITANIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXV, Issue 8311, 2 December 1915
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