The Belfast Titanic Memorial Fund has now reached the handsome sum of £2,500 and the Lady Mayoress and the other members of the General Committee are to be congratulated on the success of their efforts. It is only fitting that Belfast, which was so intimately connected with the construction of the Titanic, and on board of which at the time of the disaster were so many Belfastmen, should be in possession of a memorial to commemorate the heroism of those, like Mr Andrews, who willingly sacrificed their lives to save the women and children.
When the project was first mentioned, doubt was expressed in some quarters that the generosity of Belfast had been taxed to the utmost capacity by the splendid contribution of over £12,000 to the Titanic Relief Fund. A number of ladies, however, who felt that the heroism of Belfastmen should not go unrecognised, formed a committee and under the presidency of the Lady Mayoress have brought the project to a satisfactory conclusion.
It has been decided to erect a suitable monument in a conspicuous site in the city, probably in the roadway opposite City Hall, and Sir Thomas Brock, R.A., has been selected to design and execute the memorial. This eminent sculptor's work is already seen in the City Hall grounds in the memorial statues of Queen Victoria and the late Sir Edward Harland, Bart, MP.