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Victor Vandercruyssen

Belgian Titanic Victim

Mr Victor Vandercruyssen was born in Zwevezele, Belgium on 12th October, 1865. He worked as a flax worker in that town.

Victor was travelling from Zwevezele to Fremont, Ohio with the Jules Van Der Planke family. He boarded in Southampton and was travelling in third class (ticket number 345765, £9).

At the age of 47, he was the oldest Belgian traveling aboard the Titanic. Like the Vanderplanckes, Victor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

Notes

This is the most likely spelling of his name. Walter Lord (1976) lists him as Victor Vereruysse but this name is unknown if Flanders whereas Vercruysse and Vandercruyssen are very common.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Victor Vandercruyssen
Age: 46 years 6 months and 5 days (Male)
Nationality: Belgian
Last Residence: in Zwevezele, Belgium
Occupation: Farmer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 345765, £9
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

Herman De Wulf and Michael A. Findlay (1998) The Belgians and the Titanic. Voyage. #27

Documents and Certificates

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912, National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
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Acknowledgements

Herman DeWulf, Belgium
Michael A. Findlay, USA
Griet Grootaers, Belgium
Kassandra Picavet
Georges Picavet
Homer Thiel, USA