Memorial: M4290

Plaque in Hanley Registry Office, Stoke-on-Trent commemorating Captain Edward John Smith d. 1912 in the loss of ‘Titanic’

Location

Hanley Registry Office, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England

Transcript

'This tablet is dedicated to the memory of Commander Edward John Smith RD RNR Born in Hanley 27 Jany 1850 died at sea 15 April 1912. Be British. Whilst in command of the White Star SS Titanic that great ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean during the night and speedily sank with nearly all who were on board. Captain Smith having done all that man could for the safety of the passengers and crew remained at his post on the sinking ship until the end. His last message to his crew was "Be British"'

Details

Type: Plaque.
Materials: Copper
Vessel: RMS Titanic

People

Smith, Edward John
Age: 62
Date of Death: 15/4/1912
Cause of Death: Vessel Loss
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation: Royal Naval Reserve

Extra

Notes: Photograph of John Smith hung above. This building was formerly the town hall.