William Loch "Willie" Coutts

Master William Loch "Willie" Coutts

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Master William Willie Loch Coutts, 9, was born in London on 16 October 1902, the son of William and Winnie Trainer Coutts. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger with his mother and younger brother Neville. The family were on their way to Brookyln, New York to join Willies father, William Coutts.

On the night of the disaster Willie, his mother and brother were rescued in lifeboat 2, but not without difficulty. It seems that the straw hat he was wearing made him look too old! But he was finally granted access to the lifeboat.

In later years William Coutts became a professional musician, married and had two daughters, one of whom still resides in North Carolina.

William Loch Coutts died in Steubenville, Ohio on 25 December 1957, aged 55.

Documents
The Steubenville Herald-Star, 25th December, 1957, Obituary

Acknowledgements
Barbara Kharouf, USA (William Coutts daughter)

Contributors
Mary Anne Lewis, USA

Articles and Stories

Deaths and Funerals : William Coutts

Steubenville Herald-Star  (1957) 

DEATHS AND FUNERALS : WILLIAM COUTTS

 
RESCUED WOMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO HEROIC MEN ON TITANIC

The Washington Post  (1912) 

RESCUED WOMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO HEROIC MEN ON TITANIC

 
Mrs Winnie (Minnie) COUTTS

MRS WINNIE (MINNIE) COUTTS

 
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