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Thomas Whiteley : Wireless Operator Dies

Steward claims Phillips was taken aboard life-raft and died before rescuers reached him.

Chicago Daily Journal

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Philips, the first Marconi operator aboard the Titanic, stuck to his post until the last, jumped from the sinking ship, was taken aboard the life-raft and died before rescuers reached him, according to the story told here today by Thomas Whitely. Whitely is in St. Vincent’s hospital, suffering from a fractured right leg and numerous bruises.

It is believed that Whitely’s story clears the doubt surrounding the identity of the fourth man buried from the Carpathia. It was at first believed that this man was a cabin passenger, but Whitely declares it was Philips.

Chicago Daily Journal, Friday, April 19, 1912, p. 3, c. 3

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2008) Thomas Whiteley : Wireless Operator Dies (Chicago Daily Journal, Friday 19th April 1912, ref: #5507, published 12 December 2008, generated 21st October 2021 05:16:57 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/wireless-operator-dies.html