I was wondering why Chief Purser McElroy's body was buried at sea and not sent to his family. It seems that a high ranking crew member such as the chief purser would have been given back to his relatives. I know that Walter Lord had McElroy on his list of possible suicides but there was no mention of a gunshot wound on McElroy's body by the crew of the Mackay-Bennett. I guess I just found it surprising that a popular White Star figure such as McElroy was buried at sea. Anyone who has any information would be most appreciated.