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Hero of the Titanic: Father Thomas Byles

The sinking of the Titanic on the 12th of April 1914 generated many stories of bravery and heroism. One of the least known of these concerned Father Thomas Byles, a Catholic priest who died praying for those left on board the ‘unsinkable’ vessel. The eldest of seven children, he was born on February 26th 1870 […]