Mr Arthur Gordon McCrae
Mr Arthur Gordon McCrae, 32, was born in Adelaide on 7 January 1880. Arthur's grandmother was Georgiana Huntly McCrae (1804-1890) the (illegitimate) daughter of George, 5th Duke of Gordon and Jane Graham. Georgiana migrated to Australia with her husband Andrew (1800-1874). They had nine children, the fourth was Farquhar Peregrine R. McCrae, Arthur's father
Arthur was the youngest son of Farquhar Peregrine Gordon McCrae (1838-1915), a former inspector of the Bank of Australasia, Sydney, Australia, and Emily Aphrasia Brown.
He was educated at the Sydney Grammar School and at St Paul’s College, Sydney University, and graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering.
Arthur in University days in his St Paul's College
- University of Sydney Cricket Blazer
After completing his studies he received an appointment at a gold-mine in West Africa, from which he proceeded to the post of assistant-manager of the Spasky copper-mine, Akmolinsk, Siberia. He became engaged to the daughter of the mine manager.
McCrae boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a Second Class passenger. He was travelling to meet friends in Canada. He died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#209) and buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.
Later, a Celtic cross was erected at his grave, the tallest among those in the Titanic section.
The inscription reads:
Philip Hind (Editor)
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Arthur Gordon McCrae
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