O hear us when we cry to Thee….. In memoriam – Charles Edwin Smith 1867 – 1912

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On this day in 1912 my Great, Great Uncle Charles Edwin Smith drowned on board the SS Titanic. Various reports have him listed as either a kitchen porter or bedroom steward earning just £3 10s 0d a month. Whatever his occupation, he left a wife Agnes and two children to grieve for him.

A memorial service was held for the dead in St. Mary’s, Southampton on 20th April where they sung Hymn 184 “Rock of Ages”, Psalm 39 “I said I will take heed to my ways”, Psalm 23 and, of course, Hymn 370 “Eternal Father strong to save”.

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Requiem Aeternam dona eis, Domine, et lux perpetuae luceat eis. Requiescant in pace. Amen

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