Entries by Christopher Ward from 12/2012

What Happened to My Grandfather After the Titanic Sank

| Posted 12.29.2012 | Huffington Post

My grandfather Jock Hume was a violinist in the Titanic's band, playing until the ship went down. He was 21. At 2:20 am, the last lifeboats long since gone, he joined 1,500 men, women and children in the sea, using his violin case for extra buoyancy. Half an hour later they were all dead from hypothermia.