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Roger Marie Bricoux

Roger Marie Bricoux
Roger Marie Bricoux

Mr Roger Marie Bricoux was born in France on 1st June 1891.

Before joining the Titanic he lived at 5 Place du Lion d'Or, Lille, France. He and and Pianist Theodore Brailey had served on the Cunard steamer Carpathia before joining the White Star Line.

All of the musicians lost their lives in the sinking.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Roger Marie Bricoux
Age: 20 years 10 months and 14 days (Male)
Nationality: French
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: in Lille, Nord, France
Occupation: Musician
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 250654
Cabin No. E
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

List Compiled by the Consul General of France (Maurice De Coppet), 17th June, 1913
Photo courtesy of Olivier Mendez, Association Français du Titanic

Research Articles

Senan Molony Titanica! (2004) Titanic's Band: Killing Them Softly.
Just how many people did the ship's orchestra kill?

Newspaper Articles

Worcester Evening Gazette (20 April 1912) Brave Musicians of Ship Meet Fate Trying To Drown Cries of the Perishing Passengers
The New York Times (21 April 1912) SINKING SHIP'S BAND CHOSE FITTING HYMN
Toronto Daily Star (24 April 1912) Nearer My God, To Thee, Is Musicians' Prayer
Those on the Titanic Played It Knowing Their End Was Close at Hand

Images

Roger Bricoux
Roger Bricoux with cello
(1912) Roger Bricoux on the Carpathia
Letter sent by cellist on 17 March 1912
(1912) Concert by the Apollo Club, Brooklyn in aid of musicians' families
(1912) Amalgamated Musicians' Union on Roger Bricoux
Letter sent by the Amalgamated Musicians' Union to Bricoux' father
(2000) Memorial to Roger Bricoux
Titanic cello player

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Nearer My God to Thee
White Star Line Repertoire
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  1. Samuel Bunce

    Samuel Bunce said:

    Re: Hello there, my name is Samuel Bunce, this may sound like a strange question but i am doing a college project about the titanic and was wondering if anyone knows of a full life biography for Roger Marie Bricoux or knows a good website/book/article. if so i would really appreciate it. Many thanks Samuel Bunce

  2. Uouy

    Uouy said:

    Re: I have a question...How did they know it was a body of a musican? Did they ever find the instruments that the musicians played? Or any sheet music?

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