Roger Marie Bricoux - Titanic Second Class Passenger
Roger Marie Bricoux was sailing aboard the maiden voyage of Titanic as a member of the group of people aboard Titanic known as the shipís band or orchestra. As the shipís musicians were not considered to be crew members, he was accommodated aboard Titanic as a second class passenger.
The other members of Titanicís band/orchestra were Georges Alexandre Krins, John Wesley Woodward, John Law Hume, John Frederick Preston Clarke, Percy Cornelius Taylor, Wallace Henry Hartley and William Theodore Brailey.
Roger Marie Bricoux was born in Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, France on 1st June 1891. At some point prior to boarding Titanic, just like fellow Titanic musician William Theodore Brailey, he had served as a musician aboard Cunard Lineís RMS Carpathia, the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
He sailed with Titanic as she departed Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. It was his job to entertain the passengers with music. He played the Cello. As Titanic was sinking and the lifeboats were being lowered, the musicians played music on the Boat Deck.
Along with all of the other musicians aboard Titanic, he did not survive the sinking on 15th April 1912. His body is not known to have been recovered.
A memorial plaque placed in memory of Roger Marie Bricoux was unveiled in Cosne-sur-Loire by the Association Francaise du Titanic (French Titanic Society) in November 2000.