Frederick Giles - Titanic Second Class Passenger
Mr Frederick Giles was travelling to Camden, New Jersey, United States with his brother Edgar Giles to start a new life there. They boarded Titanic as second class passengers on 10th April 1912.
Frederick Giles was born in Sithney, Porthleven, Cornwall, United Kingdom, in 1891.
In 1911 his brother William Giles had left his home behind and sailed to America, and ended up living and working in Camden, New Jersey. Frederick Giles and his brother Edgar Giles decided to join him there.
Originally the two brothers had booked passage to America aboard the Oceanic – but due to the shortage of coal caused by the recent coal strike in Britain, they had to transfer to Titanic instead.
Frederick Giles died in the Titanic disaster on 15th April 1912. His body is not known to have been found or recovered.
A memorial plaque dedicated to him and his brother was unveiled at the harbour in Porthleven, Cornwall at around the time of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012.