29 July 1914

29th July 1914

On This Day

A memorial statue to the late Captain Edward John Smith, RNR, Commander of Titanic was unveiled by his daughter Helen Melville Smith, in Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England today.

The memorial cost £740 to construct and the bronze figure of Smith in his White Star uniform sculpted by Mrs Kathleen Scott, the widow of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, RN, who died along with his men trying to reach to South Pole in March 1912.

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