Titanic Memorial Tablet

Hampshire Advertiser

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On view in the window of Messrs, Lankester and Son, in the High Street, is a handsome memorial tablet to the sea post-officers who perished in the foundering of the ill-fated steamer Titanic. The tablet is made from the bronze of one of the Titanic spare propeller blades, supplied by Messrs Lankester and Son, and is to be placed in the public portion of the Southampton Head Post Office, in the High Street. At the head of the tablet is a trophy, composed of the British and American flags, beneath being the inscription in raised letters:- This tablet is erected by members of the postal and telegraph service to the honour and memory of John R. Jago Smith, James B. Williamson, British sea post-officers, and their American colleagues – William H. L. Gwinn, John S. March, Oscar S. Woody, who died on duty in the foundering of the S. S. Titanic, April 15th, 1912. “Steadfast in Peril”.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2019) Titanic Memorial Tablet (Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday 10th April 1915, ref: #43, published 7 May 2019, generated 4th August 2021 06:49:29 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-memorial-tablet.html