LOST FOR 16 YEARS
SURVIVOR FROM THE TITANIC.
FEW HOURS' VISIT TO OLD HOME.
Mourned as dead for 16 years, Mrs. Robertson, nee Miss Eva Wilkinson, who was supposed to have gone down in the Titanic, startled her family at Coal- ville, Leicestershire, by returning for a few hours, and then disappearing as mysteriously as she came. "Hallo, mother, how are you?" was her laconic greeting to her aged mother, who was overcome with joy and excitement.
Sixteen years ago she was in domestic service in Leicester. Nothing is known of her life in the interval except that, after booking a passage on the Titanic, she did not sail in that vessel on her last voyage.
The first intimation her family had of the extraordinary surprise in store for them was a message that the lost wo- man had telephoned to a Coalville office to ask if her mother still lived in the same house. Then came a telegram ask- ing them to meet her by a certain train. After a short visit to Coventry to see a brother, Mrs. Robertson left her house. Mrs. Blower, her sister, confessed that she did not know definitely to what town her sister had gone.
From one source it is gathered that Mrs. Robertson has visited America and that during the war she came over to France with the American Expeditionary Force in the capacity of a nurse, and was captured by the Germans and held prisoner until the Armistice. She said that she was married and that she had lost a little girl, but she did not say when she was married or in what town or country she was living.