Friday, 15 February 2013


 
 
 
R.M.S. TITANIC VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS
 IN THE U.K
 
 
 
Whenever I go out for the day, I always check my Titanic book and see if there's any Titanic graves near where I'm going. So below are the ones I've discovered so far.
 
 
St Mary's Church, Kings Worthy, Hampshire
 
Albert Vale Barker
 
 
 
 
Inscription Reads
In Memoriam
Albert Vale Barker
Aged 19 Years
A Former Chorister Of This Church
Who Was Lost With The S.S. Titanic
April 15th 1912
Albert Vale Barker, was employed as a Assistant Baker on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered, it was never identified.
 
 St Peter's Church, Bramshaw, Hampshire
 
 
In this small church, there's  a plaque inside the church and two family graves in the churchyard. Below is how they appear.
 
 
 

Inscription Reads
Percy Deacon 17 Years old
William Dibden 18 Years Old
Charles Henry Davies 19 Years Old
Ambrose Hood 21 Years Old
Stanley George Hickman 21 Years Old
Leonard Mark Hickman 24 Years Old
Lewis Hickman 32 Years Old
All Of The Parish Who Were Lost In The Wreck Of The
S S Titanic On April 15th 1912 Through Collision With An
Iceberg In The Atlantic
 
Percy Deacon
 
Percy Deacon, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered, it was never was never identified.
 
 William Dibben


 
William Dibden is mentioned on the church plaque and on a family grave in the churchyard
 
 

 
 

Inscription Reads
 
William, Eldest Son Of The Above
Who Was Lost In The Wreck Of The
S.S. Titanic April 15th 1912 Aged 18 Years
William Dibden, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered, it was never identified.
 
 Charles Henry Davies
Charles Henry Davies, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered it was never identified.
 
 Lewis Hickman
Lewis Hickman, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. His body was recovered and he was the 256 body recovered from the Atlantic. He was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery, Canada. Two of his brothers were on the Titanic with him.
 
 
Leonard Mark Hickman
Leonard Mark Hickman, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered, it was never identified. Two of his brothers were on the Titanic with him.
 
 
Stanley George Hickman
Stanley George Hickman, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. If his body was recovered, it was never identified. Two of his brothers were on the Titanic with him.
 
 
Ambrose Hood

 
 
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 Inscription Reads
Ambrose Hood
Son Of The Above
Lost His Life In The Wreck Of
S.S. Titanic April 15th 1912 Aged 21 Years
Ambrose Hood, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the sinking. If his body was recovered, it was never identified.
 
Pitcombe Parish Cemetery, Somerset
 
Herbert John Pitman M.B.E
 
 
 
 
Inscription Reads
In Love We Remember
Herbert John Pitman  M.B.E
1877-1961
Merchant Navy 1895-1947
Rest In Peace
3rd Officer .S.S. Titanic
Herbert John Pitman, as a 3rd Officer his duties aboard the Titanic included working out the ship's position through celestial observation, finding the deviation of the ship's compass, general supervision around the decks, looking after the quartermaster's and relieving the officers on the bridge. he survived the disaster. He passed away on 7th December 1961, he was laid to rest in the small Cemetery in Pitcombe.
 
 
Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire
 
Arthur Ward
 

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Inscription Reads
To The Glory Of God
And In The Loving Memory Of
Arthur (Bob) Ward
Engineer Officer
The Beloved Son Of Alfred And Emily Ward
Who Lost His Life In The Foundering Of The
S.S. Titanic
April 15th 1912 Aged 24 Years
Arthur Ward, was Assistant fourth Engineer on the Titanic. He was one of the brave men who stayed at their posts down below in the depth of the ship, right up to the end, to ensure the lights stay on for as long as possible. What went through their minds as they knew that they were going to die ?. If his body was recovered, it was never Identified.
 
 Studland Methodist Church, Studland, Dorset
 
Jacob William Gibbons
 
 
 
 
Jacob William Gibbons, was a Second Class Saloon Steward on the Titanic, he survived the disaster. He passed away on 27th February 1965, his ashes were scattered in the graveyard of Studland Methodist Church.
 
Clevedon, North Somerset
 
John William Gill
 
 


 
 
The Top photo is where John william Gill lived up until the time to left to take passage on the Titanic. The Church in the picture is St John The Evangelist in Clevedon. This is where he married Sarah Elizabeth Wilton Hodder on 14 February 1912.
John William Gill, was a Second Class Passenger on the Titanic, he died in the disaster. On 23 April his body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett, his was the 155 body to be recovered and he was buried at sea the following day.
 
 
Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey
 
Sir Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon
Lady Lucy Christina Duff-Gordon
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Inscription Reads
Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon
Of Maryculter 5th Baronet
July 22 1832 April 20 1931
Also
Lucy Christina Duff-Gordon
The Duff- Gordon's, were First Class Passengers on the Titanic, they both survived the disaster. On the night of the sinking they approached First Officer Murdoch and asked him if he and his wife could get into the lifeboat that Murdoch was supervising, murdoch replied that he would pleased if they did. When Lifeboat one was lowered at 1.am it only contained 12 people and seven of those were crew members. After the sinking a Leading Fireman in the lifeboat asked if they should go back for survivors, lady Duff-Gordon warned that they might get swamped by people in the sea. Sir Duff- Gordon gave the crew in the lifeboat some money to replace things that they had lost when the Titanic slipped beneath the Atlantic, some people saw this as a bribe.
Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon died on 20th April 1931 Aged 69
Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon died in April 1935 Aged 71.
 

Godalming, Surrey
 
John George Phillips
 
Jack Phillips Memorial Cloister and Gardens 
 
 
 
 
 
Inscription Reads
This Cloister Is Built
In Memory Of
John George Phillips 
A Native Of This Town
Chief Wireless Telegraphist Of
The Ill Fated S.S..Titanic
He Died At His Post
When The Vessel Foundered
 In Mid-Atlantic
On The 15th Day Of April 1912
 
 
 

Inscription Reads
In Memory Of
John George Phillips
Aged 25 Years
 
Senior Wireless Operator
On R.M.S. Titanic
Sank April 15th 1912

John George Phillips, along with Harold Bride were the Marconi Wireless aboard the Titanic. Just before the Titanic struck the iceberg, John was about to take a well earned rest when Captain Smith arrived in the wireless room and told him to send out the distress call C.Q.D, later he would be the first person to send the new distress call S.O.S., both operators stayed at their posts just until the last possible moment. Both men jumped into the Atlantic and only Harold Bride survived, it was noted that when Bride was picked by the carpathia, he saw the body of Jack Phillips in the cold Atlantic water. Whether this is true I wouldn't like to say.
The town of Godalming are so proud of him, that there are many building and roads named after him, he is also remembered on the family grave in the Old Cemetery at Farncombe. His stone is in the shape of an iceberg.
 
 All Photos Taken And Owned By DDPearce Of Darrins Photography 

 
 
  I would like to thank is Brian Ticehurst whose books, Titanic Memorials World-wide, where they’re Located, and his other is called, Titanic Victims Discovered in the Old Cemetery-Common Cemetery.

My last thank you are to the many people who worked hard and discovered these graves, there’s too many to mention.

 



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