Monday, April 9, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday: Arthur Gordon McCrae: The only Australian lost with Titanic


Copyright ©John Cowper Australia
Arthur Gordon McCrae's Celtic cross headstone stands out among the rows of simple markers of the Titanic lost. He was born in Adelaide Australia, the grandson of the illegitimate daughter of the 5th Duke of Gordon. The only Australian to die on Titanic, he was a graduate in Engineering from the University of Sydney. Following graduation he worked first at a goldmine in West Africa, and then at a Siberian copper mine. He took a second-class ticket on the Titanic with the purpose of travelling to Canada to meet friends. His recovered body was dressed in a blue suit, white canvas shoes and a flannel shirt. He was carrying a diamond and emerald ring, gold links, two watches, a key chain, keys, a pencil case, foreign currency and a letter case. He was 32 years old.

Biography from Encyclopedia Titanica: http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/

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