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How another hero died

Belfast Evening Telegraph

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Robert KnightThe accompanying illustration is that of Mr Robert night one of Messrs Harland and Wolff's ill-fated band of workers who perished in the terrible Titanic disaster.

The deceased was well known in Belfast, the city of his birth, and was very popular amongst his fellow workers in the shipyard, where he had been engaged for 21 years, and where he occupied the position of leading hand fitter in the engineering department.

He was one of the best workmen in the employment of the great shipbuilding firm, and the fact that he was selected to go out in the world's largest vessel is indication of the high reputation which he enjoyed.

He died the death of a hero, for at the time the great ship foundered he was busily engaged in assisting those other brave fellows in the engine room, whose bravery on the occasion will long be remembered in the annals of the British mercantile marine.

A member of the Masonic Order, he was identified with the Hartford Lodge number 54 Arthur Square; and was connected with the Belfast Association of Engineers. He was a member of the church of Ireland, and belonged to the congregation of St Mary's.

His widow and four children, who reside at five Yarrow Street, have been the recipients of many earnest expressions of that sympathy which goes out to them in their bereavement.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2019) Belfast Titanic victim (Belfast Evening Telegraph, Wednesday 5th June 1912, ref: #47, published 9 May 2019, generated 4th February 2023 02:35:45 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/how-another-hero-died-robert-knight.html