Out of 209 bodies brought back to Halifax by the Canadian vessels send out to search for survivors, closest port to the location where RMS Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in the northern Atlantic on the April 15th, 1912, more than a hundred who were believed to be of Protestant denomination are buried on Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, in Canadian province of Nova Scotia (map).
This is the photo album featuring some of the headstones on that cemetery with names of some of those who perished in Titanic disaster, and whose names were known.
A Few Headstones
Read from the Memorial Plaque:
On April 10, 1912, the Titanic left on her maiden voyage with over 2,200 passengers and crew members aboard. Four days later, she struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland. She sank in two hours 40 minutes. Just over 700 survivors in lifeboats were rescued by the Carpathia and taken to New York. The White Star Line, which had offices located on Hollis Street in Halifax, commissioned four Canadian vessels to look for bodies in the area of the disaster. Two of these vessels, the Mackay Bennett and the Minia, were cable ships based in Halifax. The four ships were able to recover 328 Titanic victims. Many were buried at sea but 209 bodies were brought to Halifax, the closest major port to the area of the sinking. All of the Titanic victims thought to be Protestant were buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
Over the years, many relatives, friends and visitor have come to honour the memory of the Titanic victims buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery.
A Few More Headstones
Titanic illustration – Nighttime scene…