Today's Famous Person (February 23, 1888 December 3, 1950) was a British sailor who worked as a lookout on board the ill-fated RMS Titanic. Twenty-four years old at the time of the sinking of the ship, he was put in charge of one of the first lifeboats to be launched, lifeboat #1. The boat was an emergency cutter which was launched with only 12 people on board, including seven crew members, and had gained notoriety after the disaster.

He was born in Weymouth, Dorset, England, son of Robert James [deleted] and Bessie Newman. He was one of thirteen children.

On the night of April 14, 1912, he was off-duty when the iceberg struck the ship. Shortly afterwards, he was ordered to go up to boat deck and help with the task of loading the lifeboats. At around 1:00 am, First Officer William McMaster Murdoch began to load Boat #1. Despite the orders of loading the boats with women and children first, Murdoch put him in charge of the lifeboat and loaded it with five stokers, Sir Cosmo Duff-Gordon, Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, her secretary and three other First-class passengers. The boat finally rowed away from the Titanic at 1:05 am. It was picked up by the RMS Carpathia hours later.

On board the Carpathia, he stumbled upon his brother Jack who was a crew member of that ship.

After the sinking, he returned to Britain and married Mary Jane Bolt and they had two daughters.

After the outbreak of World War I in 1914, he served for the Royal Naval Reserve. Again, he ran into his brother Jack and then both ran into their other brother Bob who had been seriously wounded in combat. They all survived the war.

Today's Famous Person died in Southampton on December 3, 1950.


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