Belfast and the disaster

A local member of the crew of the Titanic

Belfast Newsletter

Intimation was received in the city yesterday that another local member of the crew of the Titanic, in the person of Mr. John Haggan, of Thorndyke Street, Mountpottinger, had been rescued.

Another Local Man Among the Rescued.
Intimation was received in the city yesterday that another local member of the crew of the Titanic, in the person of Mr. John Haggan, of Thorndyke Street, Mountpottinger, had been rescued. Mr. Haggan's father received a joyful surprise in the form of a cablegram stating that his son, who had been fireman om the Titanic, was saved, and that he was returning home on the Red Star liner Lapland. The corrected list of survivors issued by the White Star Company and published in our columns yesterday contained the name of John Murdock, another fireman, who had also resided in Thorndyke Street, and his wife was naturally overjoyed receiving the cheering news. As was expected. the Lord Mayor's Relief Fund  is receiving generous support, and a further list of subscriptions appears today, the amount now in hands being over £7.000.

Related Biographies:

John Haggan
William John Murdock

Citation

Encyclopedia Titanica (2017) Belfast and the disaster (Belfast Newsletter, Tuesday 23rd April 1912, ref: #20198, published 11 August 2017, generated 2nd June 2020 12:27:36 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/belfast-and-the-disaster-20198.html