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John Gill - Titanic Second Class Passenger

Mr John Gill was a second class passenger travelling to America aboard the maiden voyage of Titanic. He had recently married and was making the journey to America to start the process which was to allow him and his wife to both live in and make America their home together.

John Gill was born in Congresbury, Somerset, United Kingdom in around 1888. He married Sarah Elizabeth Wilton Hodder (born in 1890) on Valentine’s Day (14th February) 1912. Paying £13 for his ticket, and travelling alone, he boarded Titanic at Southampton on 10th April 1912.

John Gill did not survive the sinking of Titanic on 15th April 1912. His body, listed as body number 155, was found by the Mackay-Bennett.

A 1912 document concerning the recovery of his body held at the Nova Scotia Archives noted when his body was found he had dark hair, wore dark pyjamas underneath, and had the following effects upon him: a pocket book, and pocket comb. a gold watch and chain, a silver match box, keys, pocket knife, a gold ring, $4.60 in silver, 9 shillings in various coins, and $43.00 in notes.

His body was buried at sea, from the Mackay-Bennet.

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