Titanic Disaster, Westcountry Passengers and Crew (1)

Western Morning News

Two residents of Ilfracombe, Devon were in the Titanic, viz., Mr. Robert Phillips, aged about 45 years, and his daughter, Alice, a young woman about 19 or 20. For some time he was barman in the Royal Clarence Tap, and subsequently was in the employ of Mr. T. D. Harding, fishmonger. Last autumn his wife died, and as the home was broken up, and he had a brother and some other relatives living near New York, he determined to emigrate, and accordingly booked his passage by the ill-fated vessel, leaving Ilfracombe on April 8th. It is rumoured that they intended to sail by the boat which left a week earlier, but owing to the coal strike they were transferred to the Titanic.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Titanic Disaster, Westcountry Passengers and Crew (1) (Western Morning News, Wednesday 17th April 1912, ref: #2241, published 14 January 2004, generated 5th August 2020 08:05:10 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-disaster-westcountry-passengers-and-crew-2.html