William Carbines - Titanic Second Class Passenger

Mr William Carbines was a second class passenger travelling aboard the maiden voyage of Titanic. Joining Titanic at Southampton with his friend William John Berriman, they were sailing to Calumet, Michigan, United States, where William Carbinesí brothers lived, and they intended to find work as miners. They boarded Titanic at Southampton on 10th April 1912.

William Carbines was born in 1893 in Nanjivey, St Ives, Cornwall, United Kingdom.

He did not survive the Titanic disaster. His body, listed as body number 18, was recovered from the sea by the Mackay-Bennet. A 1912 document concerning the recovery of his body held at the Nova Scotia Archives notes the following: He was wearing a dark suit and had in his possession a watch, silver chain and charm, photograph, some coins, a pipe and a knife.

His body was returned home aboard White Star Line's Oceanic, and he was buried beside his grandparents at Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives, Cornwall. The following is included on the memorial at his grave: William Carbines, grand-son of the above [(William and Ann Carbines)] and beloved son of Nicholas & Jane Carbines, who was drowned on board the S.S Titanic, 15th April, 1912, aged 19 years. Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to Thee.

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