Edgar Giles - Titanic Second Class Passenger
Mr Edgar Giles was a second class passenger aboard the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic, travelling with his brother Frederick Giles; they were making their way to America, to Camden, New Jersey, where they were to join their brother William Henry Giles, who had moved to America during the previous year. They boarded Titanic at Southampton.
Edgar Giles was born in 1893 in Sithney, Porthleven, Cornwall, United Kingdom.
They were not originally intending to sail on Titanic but had booked passage aboard White Star Line's RMS Oceanic – but due to the recent coal strike in Britain, the shortage of coal caused them, like a large number of others, to have to transfer to Titanic instead.
Edgar Giles did not survive the sinking of Titanic. His body is not known to have been recovered. His brother was also lost.
In 2012, around the time of the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking, a memorial plaque to Edgar Giles and his brother was unveiled at the harbour in Porthleven, Cornwall.