''Drowned, too was a famous man from Broadway - 65-years-old F. D. Millet, a distinguished artist, author and war correspondent who lived at Russell House on the main approach from Evesham into the picturesque Worcestershire village.

He was born in America, served as a drummer boy with the Massachusetts Volunteers in the American Civil War, graduated from Harvard University and was vice-chairman of the US National Commission of Fine Art.

However he had lived in Broadway for the last 25 years of his life and was widely popular in the village. In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 he was a special correspondent for The Times, Graphic and London Daily News.

He was last seen aboard the Titanic dining in very prestigious company. He was making one of his fairly regular visits to America and left a widow, two sons and a daughter''. 

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