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NORTH WALES, Pa., May 7---The bodies of Austin Van Billiard and one of his children, lost on the Titanic, which were picked up at sea by the Mackay-Bennett, reached here today and will be buried on Wednesday from the residence of his father, Burgess James Van Billiard. The bodies were identified with the assistance of the Red Cross Society by means of papers.

On arrival here the bodies were taken to the morgue of Charles R. Goshen and then to the home of the grief-stricken parents. The wife and remaining children are still in London, and news of the burial has been sent to them.

Mr. Van Billiard had been in South Africa for ten years, and took passage at Southampton for a visit to his parents unknown to them. The first news they had of his being on the ship was when the list of passengers was published.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) NORTH WALES VICTIMS OF THE TITANIC ARRIVE (North American, Wednesday 8th May 1912, ref: #3775, published 22 September 2004, generated 25th September 2021 08:44:26 PM); URL :