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Titanic Survivors Prison Cell Claim

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Survivor of the Titanic disaster, Charles Hichens will be released in a few weeks from Maidstone Gaol, where he is serving ten years' penal servitude for shooting another seaman dead. Hichen who seeks only to end his days in "peace and quiet", is claiming a share in the Titanic Fund, which after twenty-five years totals several hundred thousand pounds. Friends claim that if Hichen had not been unbalanced by his terrible ordeal he would never have been involved in the fatal brawl. When told that a previous claim had been refused Hichens declared: "It is a scandal. When I get out of prison I shall rouse the whole country to the state of affairs with this fund, which has offices in Southampton and London, and a paid staff".

[the story may refer to another prisoner purporting to have been Robert Hichens who was an inmate in the same prison]

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Titanic Survivors Prison Cell Claim (Daily Mirror, Monday 26th July 1937, ref: #2784, published 27 April 2004, generated 15th June 2024 05:18:37 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivors-prison-cell-claim.html