Encyclopedia Titanica

The Titanic Fund

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During the last week it has transpired that one of the bandsmen on board the Titanic was a man named J. W. Woodward, who was born and educated at Hill Top, West Bromwich.
Woodward's father was at one time manager of the Hill Top Foundry, and Woodward as a boy attended the Hill Top Wesley Sunday School. Subsequently, the family removed to Oxford, where some of them still live.
Afterwards the deceased removed to Liverpool. He was the 'cellist of the Titanic band.
We therefore may reckon that five of the sons of West Bromwich were among the victims of the disaster. A week ago we published a short list of subscriptions, and intimated that we should be glad to receive and forward to the Lord Mayor of London any further contributions that might be made to the fund for the widows, orphans, and dependants of the men who perished in the disaster. We have since received the following: Mr. and Mrs. Donald Miller 10s 0d.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) The Titanic Fund (Free Press, Friday 26th April 1912, ref: #4319, published 7 January 2005, generated 22nd October 2021 07:47:29 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/the-titanic-fund.html