Ralph Giles - Titanic Second Class Passenger
Mr Ralph Giles was a second class passenger aboard Titanic's maiden voyage to New York. He boarded Titanic on 10th April 1912 at Southampton. Why he was sailing to New York is not known.
Ralph Giles, the son of John and Louisa Giles, was born on 9th September 1887 in Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom.
He died at sea in the Titanic disaster on 15th April 1912. His body, listed as body number 297, was recovered from the sea by the Mackay-Bennet.
A 1912 document concerning the recovery of his body held at the Nova Scotia Archives described him as having long medium hair, and noted that he was wearing a black overcoat, blue serge suit, flannel shirt and blue stripe and had with him glasses, a silver chain, sovereign purse, £1, nickel watch, gold ring, pocketbook, 4/6 and $2.25.
He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, along with 120 other victims of the disaster. His grave there says: Ralph Giles [–] Died [–] April 15 1912. [–] 297.
Ralph Giles' name is also included on the memorial at his parent’s grave at Higher Cemetery, Exeter, United Kingdom; of him it says: "Ralph Giles who went down on the Titanic April 15th 1912."