Westcountry Connections

Western Morning News

A representative called at the residence of Mr. J. A. Pascoe, Crownhill, whose brother, Mr. C. H. Pascoe, is believed to be the only Westcountry member of the crew saved in the Titanic disaster, and had the pleasure of an interesting conversation with two of the survivors, Mr. W. L. Halford (sic), of Bournemouth, and Mr. F. Port, Southampton, third class stewards. Mr. C. H. Pascoe himself arrived with Messrs. Halford and Port, but while the latter two were detained in Plymouth in connection with the enquiry to-day, Mr. Pascoe, after spending a few hours in the company of his brother and other relatives, entrained for Southampton. During that time however, he made some interesting reference to the disaster. When Mr. Pascoe left the Titanic the water had already reached the forecastle. There was room for forty more in the boat in which he had left had there been time to take them. However, his boat was only 200 yards away when the Titanic sank. Mr. Pascoe, who is 43 years of age, is a native of Cadgwith, Cornwall, but resides in Southampton. Messrs. Port and Halford spoke highly of the manner they were treated in America, prior to being transferred to the Lapland.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) Westcountry Connections (Western Morning News, Monday 29th April 1912, ref: #2791, published 28 April 2004, generated 24th September 2020 08:06:39 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/westcountry-connections.html