The passenger list for the SS Megantic, which left Liverpool on 7 August 1920 bound for Canada, included 24-year-old Margery Irene Yea [note 1] from Newton Abbot, travelling with her married sister Rosetta Preddice.
Margery was booked to disembark at Montreal and continue overland to join her married sister Hilda Haynes. Hilda’s address is given as 826 Seymour Street, Vancouver, so she was facing quite a long journey.
Margery Irene Yea (1895–1948) was the youngest of ten children of William Henry Cleave Yea and Martha Ann Davey, who married at East Ogwell in 1876. Her brothers and sisters were:
– Mada Yea (born 1877)
– Hilda Mary Yea (1880–1941, married Frank Haynes)
– Annie Yea (born 1881)
– Rosa Blanche Yea (born 1884, died as an infant)
– Rosetta Blanche Yea (1885–1938, married Leonard Hugh Preddice)
– Olive May Yea (born 1887)
– Martha Ann Yea (born 1898)
– William Henry Yea (born 1890)
– Harold William Yea (1892–1917 [note 2]).
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1. Recorded in the typed passenger list as ‘Miss Margaret Irene Yea’, occupation servant.
2. Died in Belgium on 16 August 1917, while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusilieirs.