The name of Mr. Walter Brown, of Ormskirk, appears in the list of those missing from the ill-fated ship. Mr. Brown, who was 39 years of age, is the youngest brother of Mr. Wm. Brown, grocer, of Moor-street, and had been a steward for the last ten years, previous to which he was employed by his brother. He was very well-known in the town, being a clever amateur painter, and an accomplished musician. He was unmarried, and had only recently been transferred from the Olympic.
Another missing steward is Mr. Wm. McMurray (43), of Liverpool, whose aunt, Mr. R. Howard [sic], lives in St. Helens-road, Ormskirk. He was chief bedroom steward on the Titanic, and was a highly esteemed employee of the White Star Company. Mr. McMurray was a frequent visiter to to [sic] Ormskirk. He unfortunately leaves a widow and three young children.
Among the second-class passengers reported saved is Miss Ethel Garside, niece of Mr. S. A. Garside, formerly of Ormskirk.
Courtesy of Paul Charlesworth
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