Galley worker Walter Jackman

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Does anyone know if Walter Jackman worked in the galley of the Titanic. He is part of long family lore but I think this claim of his being on the Titanic is bogus! (at least-- it sounds suspicious-- from the story I have been told). Walter Jackman kitchen staff ??? on the Titanic? Thanks, BB
 

Dave Gittins

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There's no record of him on the crew lists, which I have in digital searchable form. It's a familiar tale we see regularly.
 
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Dear Dave,
Many THANKS for getting back to me and so promptly! According to the family, an article appeared in the Detroit papers about twenty years ago (?) (I'm in Toronto--don't know which paper) profiling Walter Jackman as a survivor (a very young one--probably late teens or early twenties) who worked in one of the kitchens of the Titanic. The family member lives in suburban Detroit and vividly recalls the story etc. I was skeptical then and more so now! Thank you for helping to put this story to rest for me. Barry Blackburn