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An echo of the Titanic disaster.

Memorial to the Rev. Ernest Courtney Carter and his wife Lillian

East Kent Gazette

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The Bishop of Stepney on Saturday dedicated a memorial in the Saint Judes, Whitechapel, to the Rev. Ernest Courtney Carter, vicar of the parish from 1898 until 1912, and his wife Lillian who were drowned in the Titanic disaster. It is in the form of a large brass tablet, given by Mr Walter Morrison, having portraits in the relief of Mr and Mrs Carter, and an inscription which mentioned that Mrs Carter was the daughter of Tom Hughes, the author of "Tom Browns school days," and that she refused to leave her husband when offered a place in a boat. On the font, carved by Mrs Carter herself, there had been placed by the members of her Bible classes, a small brass tablet, "In remembrance of her wise counsel and loving friendship." The dedication of the memorial is of local interest, for Mr and Mrs Carter were mentioned by Mrs Sam Willis (then Miss Kate Buss, of Sittingbourne) in the graphic account of her rescue from the wrecked Titanic, which was published in the "Gazette."

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2022) An echo of the Titanic disaster. (East Kent Gazette, Saturday 28th December 1912, ref: #651, published 25 February 2022, generated 13th August 2022 01:27:20 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/an-echo-of-the-titanic-disaster.html