Arthur Henry Rostron

Arthur Henry Rostron

Astley Bridge, Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Death 4 Nov 1940 (aged 71)
Chippenham, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Burial West End, Eastleigh Borough, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 9550788 · View Source
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British Mariner. He was the Captain of the "RMS Carpathia", the vessel that saved 706 people who were victims of the sinking of the "RMS Titanic". For his rescue work he was awarded a silver cup and gold medal by survivors, and a few months after the disaster he was presented by President William Howard Taft with the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award the United States could confer upon a civilian. On the same day Lord James Bryce, then British Ambassador at Washington, DC, presented him with the American Cross of Honour, awarded by the American Cross of Honour Society. The Liverpool Shipwreck and Humane Society's medal was presented to him at Liverpool, England by Lord Derby, and a gold medal was received from the Shipwreck Society of New York.

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In Loving Memory of
My Dear Husband
Sir Arthur Henry Rostron
K.B.I. R.D. R.N.R.
Aged 71 Years
Also Of
Ethel Minnie
The Beloved Wife Of The Above
Aged 69 Years
Sir Arthur Rostron
Captain of R.M.S. Carpathia
Saved 706 Souls From
SS Titanic 15 April 1912



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 9550788
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur Henry Rostron (14 May 1869–4 Nov 1940), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9550788, citing St James Church Cemetery, West End, Eastleigh Borough, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .