Plaque unveiled in memory of Titanic engineer William Parr

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Plaque unveiled in memory of Titanic engineer William Parr

Postby Andrew Clarkson » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:24 am

A PLAQUE honouring a Horwich engineer who helped design the Titanic and lost his life on its maiden voyage has been unveiled.

William Parr was aged 29 when he stepped aboard the infamous ship as part of the Harland and Wolff Guarantee Group, an elite team of nine chosen by the shipbuilding company to travel in first class and monitor the Titanic’s systems.

Mr Parr, who was previously employed at the Horwich Loco Works, would die along with 2,223 others when the ship sank in April, 1912, leaving his wife, Gertrude, and three-month-old child.

A PLAQUE honouring a Horwich engineer who helped design the Titanic and lost his life on its maiden voyage has been unveiled.

William Parr was aged 29 when he stepped aboard the infamous ship as part of the Harland and Wolff Guarantee Group, an elite team of nine chosen by the shipbuilding company to travel in first class and monitor the Titanic’s systems.

Mr Parr, who was previously employed at the Horwich Loco Works, would die along with 2,223 others when the ship sank in April, 1912, leaving his wife, Gertrude, and three-month-old child.

Read more; http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/hor ... en_voyage/
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