Titanic survivor honoured

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A DERBYSHIRE man who survived the Titanic disaster almost a century ago is to be remembered in the village where he is buried.

Reginald Hardwick, whose final resting place is in Creswell, was a kitchen porter who lived to tell the tale of the tragic liner’s ill-fated maiden voyage after it hit an iceberg and sank.

But he was injured while serving with the Army Service Corps in France and died on March 4, 1918, aged just 26.

An exhibition to celebrate his life and the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster, on Sunday, April 15, is being held at Creswell Library.

Creswell Genealogy Club will hold a question and answer session about the disaster at the Elmton Road library on Saturday, April 14, from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Do you have any connection to the Titanic disaster - perhaps a relative was on the ship or you have treasured heirlooms?

Email ellen.beardmore@thestar.co.uk