HAD LETTER LAST FRIDAY

The Evening Telegram

BROTHER STEWARD ON TITANIC

Charles Lydiatt Had Been Steward on Every Boat on White Star Line--Brother Waiting for News

"Only last Friday Sergeant George Lydiatt, of No. 4 Police Station, received a letter from his brother Charles, who is a steward in the employ of the White Star Line."

"In his letter he stated that he had been working on the Titanic, and was going to sail on her the first trip she made," said Sergeant Lydiatt to The Telegram this morning."

"He was glad to get on board her as two of his chums on the Oceanic were going with him.  My brother has been (sic) every vessel in the White Star Line, and until he changed to go on the Titanic, he had been on the Oceanic."

ON OLYMPIC IN COLLISION

"Charlie was on the Olympic when she collided with the man-of-war Hawke, some time ago, and when the boat put into New York I went down to see him.  It was the first time in 30 years that we had met."

"When I first read of the collision I had no fears that the boat would sink, and it is a great shock to me to hear the report this morning.  My brother always said that Captain Smith was a first-class man, and he has sailed under him for many years."

WIRING FOR NEWS

"Charles Lydiatt was 43 years of age, and was married.  His home is in Southampton, where his wife lives.  He had no family.  This morning Sergeant Lydiatt sent telegrams to New York and Halifax to try and find out a few more particulars of those who were saved."

 

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