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James McGrady

Death: April 15, 1912 (23-31) (Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Algerine (No. 330) )
Place of Burial: Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada
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Son of James McGrady and Ann Higgins

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About James McGrady

  • Name: Mr James McGrady
  • Age: 27 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Saloon Steward Victualling crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Algerine (No. 330)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Wednesday 12th June 1912.

Grave of James McGrady Mr James McGrady, 27, was born around 1895 [1], the son of James McGrady (railway worker) and Ann Higgins. James’ father died before he was born and his mother later remarried to a local farmer, Tom Savage. At the age of 16, James McGrady went to sea.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April, 1912 he gave his address as the Platform Tavern, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a first class steward [2] he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

McGrady died in the sinking, his body was later recovered, around 25 May 1912, by the steamship Algerine [3].

The body was transferred to the Florizel and returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia on 11 June 1912, and it was buried along with other Titanic victims at Fairview Lawn Cemetery.

McGrady's was the last body to be recovered, it was listed as #330 but, in fact, only 328 bodies were recovered.

Notes 1. When he signed on he gave his birthplace as County Queenstown. Stephen Cameron (1998) gives his birthplace as Lissamore, Crossgar, County Down. 2. Cameron (1998) lists him as a Fireman. 3. Cameron (1998) lists the recovery ship as the Montmagny.

References and Sources Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office (BT100/259) Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (#330) Belfast Telegraph Commemorative Supplement, April 1912. Stephen Cameron (1998) Titanic: Belfast's Own. Dublin, Wolfhound Press. ISBN 0 86327 685 7

Credits Cameron Bell, Northern Ireland

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James McGrady's Timeline

April 15, 1912
Age 27
June 12, 1912
Age 27
Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada