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This is the true story of Thomas Millar who worked in Harland & Wolff building Titanic & then sailed on her maiden voyage in 1912.

Thomas Millar was an assistant deck engineer with White Star Line and Titanic was his second voyage. His death at the age of 33 left his two young sons orphaned. Tommy's story has been passed down through three generations of the Millar family.

The Two Pennies

Before he left Belfast on board Titanic, he gave both his sons two new pennies, telling them, ¨Don't spend those until I see you again¨ His younger son kept those pennies all his life. He passed them on to his son who gave them to Susie. The story has been immortalised in plays, poems and songs and now for the first time is available in print.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2011) THE TWO PENNIES : A True Story ( ref: #13516, published 15 August 2011, generated 10th August 2022 04:31:46 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/the-two-pennies.html