Haunting reminders of Titanics grave genocide toll
10:42am Monday 11th Apr 2011
FOR some, their memory is removed in old, grainy photographs, for others, a headstone in a cemetery, nonetheless many some-more do not even have this
as a durability memorial.
It was once written: To many bad souls there is zero to remember them by, solely a mutilate of RMS . The faces, in the
array of tiny portraits from prolonged ago, are vivid reminders of a terrible detriment of life once visited on families whose homes were in a slight streets of Southamptons dockland.
These characters will be remembered subsequent week as Southampton, once again, outlines a anniversary of a falling of in 1912.
Ever given that day, 99 years ago, in a frozen waters of a Atlantic, a story of Titanic, her passengers and organisation has turn informed around a world, nonetheless nowhere mourns a detriment more
than Southampton, from where a boat set cruise on her fatal lass voyage.
The centenary of a disaster is to be noted by a series of special Southampton events during 2012, and dual fascinating books have been published, remembering a citys terrible fee of death
perpetually compared with a name Titanic.
Both publications have been researched and gathered by a same author, a rarely reputable Titanic historian Brian Ticehurst, from ,
They are conspicuous pieces of work, from one of a countrys heading authorities on Titanic.
For roughly 40 years Brian has meticulously collected, recorded, and archived many thousands of pieces of information about a White Star liner, and a perfection of this downright work is his
The first, Titanic Victims Discovered in a Old Cemetery, The Common, Southampton, is an updated chronicle of an progressing book by Brian. Within a pages are accounts of a lives and deaths of 57
internal Titanic passengers and organisation members, whose memorials are among a 116,000 people buried on a Common.
The initial name mentioned is Henry Price Hodges, a rich emporium owner, who once lived in Lane, who, during a age of 50, did not tarry Titanics
collision with a iceberg.
Buried in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, he is remembered by an marker on his mother Ellens grave in a Old Cemetery.
Before his death, Henry Hodges, a newcomer in second class, wrote a letter, antiquated Apr 10, while on Titanic, to a crony in Southampton, saying: You do not notice anything of a transformation of
this ship, though a continue is really fine.
On a tip rug there are about 20 boys, from 20 upwards, marching turn and singing. Others are personification dominoes and cards in a saloons. Some are reading, some writing. The final chairman listed
in a book is William Mintram, from Chapel Road, Southampton, who was once jailed for manslaughter.
Born in Hampshire in 1866, Mintram had usually been expelled from jail for stabbing his wife, who is buried in an unmarked grave on a Common, when he assimilated Titanic as a fireman.
Although Mintram saved a life of his sonin- law, Walter Hurst, who was also a organisation member, by giving him a lifejacket, he himself did not tarry and his physique was never found.
The second of Brians books can usually be described as being on an encyclopaedic scale, as it contains a sum of 109 tightly-packed pages full of Titanic information.
Entitled Titanic Memorials, Worldwide, a announcement contains an implausible inventory of a memorials, grave sites and headstones of both a victims and those who survived, in a UK and
This is a 25th, and many comprehensive, book of Brians compilation, that is essential reading for anyone meddlesome in Titanic.
Among a many sum Brian reveals is a fact that there are some-more than 1,156 memorials, gravestones, plaques and places of observance connected with Titanic in 35 opposite countries.
Included in these are 9 to Titanics master, Captain Edward Smith, and 20 to a musicians who are pronounced to have continued personification during a sinking.
The biggest thoroughness of graves and memorials is in Southampton, with some-more than 179 sites, followed by Halifax, Canada, where many of those who died are buried, with in additional of 157, while New
York has some-more than 115.
Titanic Victims Discovered in a Old Cemetery, by Brian Ticehurst, is published by Southampton City Council and costs 4.99.
Titanic Memorials World-wide, by Brian Ticehurst, is published by BJ Printers, and is labelled 7.
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