Reminder of a sea disaster

Leicester Mercury

There's a large black stone cross in the churchyard of St. Mary Magdalene, Knighton, that serves as a permanent reminder of a sea tragedy that shook the world 70 years ago.

The inscription says: Erected to the beloved memory of Denzil J. Jarvis, who was lost in the wreck of the Titanic, 15th April, 1912. Aged 47.

Mr. Jarvis, a managing partner in Wadkins Engineering Company, was on a business trip on the ''unsinkable liner'' and was one of four Leicester victims of the calamity.

Mr. Jarvis was on his way to the United States with some special pattern-making equipment.

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