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