Thursday, July 16, 2015

Victim of the RMS Titanic: James McGrady (#330) - Halifax, NS, Canada

James McGrady
Halifax, NS

N 44° 39.555 W 063° 37.384

Short Description: 

The last body recovered from the sinking of the RMS Titanic was that of James McGrady. He buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Long Description:

James McGrady was born in Ireland in 1885. He joined the crew of the RMS Titanic on April 6, 1912 where is served as a first class saloon steward. He died when the RMS Titanic sank after striking and iceberg east of Nova Scotia on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England to NY, NY.

James McGrady's remains (#330) were recovered by the steamship Algerine June 6, 1912. His body was transferred to the Florizel and returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 11 June 1912 where he was buried in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, on June 12, 1912. He was 27 years old.

The last body to be recovered from the RMS Titanic is listed as #330 even though only 328 bodies were recovered. Numbers 324 and 325 were never used.

A granite headstone marks his grave. It is simply inscribed:

APRIL 15, 1912

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