John Gill

Somerset Standard

The John Gill, one of the Titanic victims, whose body was recovered the other day, was late chauffeur to the Rev. C R Braithwaite, vicar of Hewish St Ann, near Puxton. He met his death exactly two months after his wedding day. He left his bride with her mother, at Clevedon, whilst he went out to make a home for her in America. Reference was made to her sad loss in the Parish Church, and practical sympathy shown by giving the offertories for the day to the widowed bride. A large portrait of the bride and bridegroom in their wedding attire was placed in the porch. A special hymn, composed by the Rev. C R Blathwaite, was sung by the congregation.

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