Walter Belford

L'Illustré, revue Hebdomadaire Suisse

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Walter Belford
Walter Belford did not appear on the Titanic's crew lists. In fact, he never was a Titanic crewman, he just told Walter Lord he was, and became famous as a "fake" Titanic survivor. At the time when this picture was published in Switzerland, in September 1956, he was employed as a caretaker at the facilities of New York's Tiptoe Inn, on 86th Street. The 86 year old man told the reporter that as a "survivor" he was a guest on any White Star-Cunard liner and he then was able to visit his family in Glasgow. His testimony is rather interesting.

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Acknowledgements

Coll. Olivier Mendez, Association Francaise du Titanic

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  1. 5440mel said:

    I'd like to know what, if any, good reputation for telling the truth this Mr. Belford may have on other subjects as relate to P.T. Shamrock and its advice on many interesting subjects.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Walter Belford (L'Illustré, revue Hebdomadaire Suisse, Thursday 20th September 1956, ref: #2570, published 18 March 2004, generated 16th June 2021 11:12:34 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/walter-belford.html