Mr William McMaster Murdoch

William McMaster Murdoch

Mr William McMaster Murdoch, 39, was born on 28th February, 1873 at "Sunnyside", Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Scotland, the fourth son of Samual Murdoch and Jane 'Jeannie' Muirhead.

Murdoch joined the White Star after serving on sailing vessels. He served aboard the Medic and the Runic on the Australian run.Later he was transferred to the Atlantic steamers Arabic , Adriatic , Oceanic , Olympic and finally Titanic .

As sailing day approached, however, Captain Smith made Henry T. Wilde , of the Olympic, his Chief Officer. This caused the original Chief Officer Murdoch to step down to First Officer.

Murdoch was on the bridge at the time of the collision. He worked dilligently to load lifeboats and died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

Articles and Stories

Mr. William Murdoch (1)

Dumfries and Galloway Standard and Advertiser  (1912) 

MR. WILLIAM MURDOCH (1)

 
Various Memorials (6)

VARIOUS MEMORIALS (6)

 
WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

Washington Times  (1912) 

WIDENER WAS HEROIC TO END, SAYS FRIEND

 
Titanic victim in Chicago tells of Self-death

Chicago American  (1912) 

TITANIC VICTIM IN CHICAGO TELLS OF SELF-DEATH

 
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund (8)

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND (8)

 
Mr. William Murdoch

Cumberland News  (1912) 

MR. WILLIAM MURDOCH

 
Probate Report (2)

(1912) 

PROBATE REPORT (2)

 
MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

New York Times  (1912) 

MRS. ASTOR IS ILL, BUT NOT CRITICALLY

 
Ugborough Man's Story

Western Morning News  (1912) 

UGBOROUGH MAN'S STORY

 
MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

The New York Times  (1912) 

MOST OF THE CREW SAIL

 
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