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Grave Of Titanic Engineer Needs Fixing Up

Photo courtesy George Behe
Photo courtesy George Behe

Joseph Bell (1861-1912), chief engineer of Titanic, perished when the ship sank in 1912. His crew is credited with keeping the power on for as long as possible during the last hours of its life. The family headstone in the churchyard at Farlam, near Brampton and Cumbria notes his death and heroism. However the years have taken their toll on the headstone, which has suffered damage needing repair. John Lightfoot, who heads up Solar Solve Marine but is semi-retired, is behind the effort to repair the gravestone and put up an information sign so that people know who Joseph Bell was and why he is a Titanic hero.

For further information about Joseph Bell:
1. Joseph Bell Encyclopedia Titanica
2.Joseph Bell, Chief Engineer on the R.M.S. Titanic
3.Joseph Bell, Titanic hero from Cumbria (gravestonepix.com)

Source: Bid To Restore Titanic Grave(18 Nov 2013, Evening Chronicle)