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Gravestone in Farlam

February 20, 2012

Also JOSEPH BELL aged 51 son of the above Margaret Bell, Chief Engineer of the SS Titanic, who was lost with all his engineering staff in the foundering of that vessel in the Atlantic Ocean after collision with an iceberg April 15th 1912. Great love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

Titanic Sinking – Engine Room Heroes

February 20, 2012

This is the testimony of the survivors of the Titanic. It was her engineers who kept the lights burning, and in the list of heroes who went down with the vessel the names of the men of the engineering force will have a high place. Not one of them was saved, although many of them were off duty, and these had some chance of climbing to the deck. While it will never be known just what happened, it is believed that every one went back to his post instead of to the decks.

Click the link here to read the full story: Titanic Sinking – Engine Room Heroes.

via Titanic Sinking – Engine Room Heroes | GenDisasters … Genealogy in Tragedy, Disasters, Fires, Floods.


February 20, 2012

20th February: Profile for Joseph created, with photo gallery of the ships he served upon.