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