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William McMaster "Will" Murdoch
Birth: Feb. 28, 1873
Kirkcudbright
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Death: Apr. 15, 1912

Titanic victim. William McMaster Murdoch, the fourth child and youngest son of Samuel Murdoch. His father and grandfather were both sea captains as were four of his grandfather's brothers. He served aboard the Medic and the Runic on the Australian run. Later he was transferred to the Atlantic steamers Arabic, Adriatic, Oceanic, Olympic and finally Titanic. He is known to have had the ability to keep a cool head in a crisis; to think quickly and act effectively. It was Murdoch who was duty officer on the bridge at 11:40 p.m. on 14th April 1912 when the lookout's warning of, "Iceberg right ahead" was called and it was he who responded and attempted to avoid the iceberg and then closed the watertight doors in the boiler and engine rooms. The precise details of Murdoch's death are not known but he did perish along with over 1,500 others in the icy waters of the North Atlantic on that tragic night. His body, if recovered, was never identified. (bio by: MC) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Murdoch (1843 - 1917)
  Jeanie Muirhead Murdoch (1839 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Ada Florence Banks Murdoch (1873 - 1941)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary McMaster Murdoch (1865 - 1869)*
  James Murdoch (1867 - 1906)*
  Agnes Cumming Murdoch (1870 - 1916)*
  William McMaster Murdoch (1873 - 1912)
  Margaret Elizabeth Murdoch (1882 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Extract from headstone,
"William McMaster his son
who perished in the Titanc Disaster,
15th April 1912 aged 39 years."
 
Burial:
Dalbeattie Cemetery
Dalbeattie
Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
 
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Originally Created by: MC
Record added: Sep 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9486027
William McMaster Will Murdoch
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William McMaster Will Murdoch
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-Anonymous
 Added: Apr. 16, 2017

- Bunny
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017
Remembering you on the anniversary of your passing. May you rest in peace and may God richly bless you.
- Jeffrey Maksymowski
 Added: Apr. 15, 2017
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