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By Christopher Ward

The extraordinary real tale of 1 of the band individuals who famously performed because the Titanic sank, written by means of his grandson
On April 14, 1912, when the Titanic struck an iceberg on her maiden voyage and sank, 1,500 passengers and workforce misplaced their lives. because the order to desert send used to be given, the orchestra took their tools on deck and persisted to play as the send went down. The violinist, 21 year-old Jock Hume, knew that his fiancée, Mary, was once looking ahead to their first baby, the author's mother. A century later, Christopher Ward finds a dramatic tale of affection, loss, and betrayal, and the catastrophic effect of Jock's loss of life on very diversified Scottish households. He paints a bright portrait of an age during which classification decided the way people lived—and died. This remarkable piece of ancient detective paintings can also be a relocating account of the way the author's quest to profit extra approximately his grandfather printed the surprising fact a few relations he notion he knew, a fact that were hidden for nearly 100 years.

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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of the publisher, nor be otherwise circulated in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser. uk For my mother, Johnann Law Hume Costin, known to all her friends as Jackie And for Jock, the father she never knew Jock Hume aged about 15 when he first went to sea.

The answers to these questions – and so many more – lay in the complex character of Jock’s father, Andrew Hume. I had spent my life thinking of myself as a Ward and a Costin. It took my publisher to remind me that Andrew Hume was my great-grandfather and that I shared some DNA with him, an unwelcome discovery. Another surprise was to discover two cousins I did not know I had: One from the Hume side of the family, the other a Costin. There has been a useful exchange of family memorabilia and new friendships formed.

On board the SS Titanic Many brave things were done that night, but none more brave than by those few men playing minute after minute as the ship settled quietly lower and lower in the sea and the sea rose higher and higher to where they stood; the music they played serving alike as their own immortal requiem and their right to be recorded on the rolls of undying fame.  Titanic The moment eventually came when all eight members of the band knew that they could no longer play on. It wasn’t because of the bitter cold, even though they had been on deck for almost an hour, overcoats and scarves thrown hastily over their bandsmen’s tunics.

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