Master Walter John van Billiard
Master Walter John van Billiard was born in France, on 28 February 1903, the younger son of Austin Blyer van Billiard and Maude Murray.
Walter boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger , together with his father and brother James
Walter lost his life in the sinking. His body, was identified by the Red Cross as the very first to be recovered by the MacKay Bennett (1).
The body was returned to Halifax and, following communicationon 2 May, were forwarded two days later to North Wales, Pennsylvania. Walter van Billiard at his father were buried at Union Cemetery, Zion Lutheran Church, Flourtown, Pennsylvania.
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Master Walter John van Billiard
Born: Saturday 28th February 1903
Age: 9 years (Male)
Last Residence: in London London England
3rd Class Passengers
First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 851 , £14 10s
Destination: North Wales Pennsylvania United States
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 1)
Buried: Union Cemetery, Zion Lutheran Church Flourtown Pennsylvania United States