FOR many, reading about the sinking of the Titanic can be quite a fascinating pastime, writes Helen Pusey.
In 2012, this was heightened when the centenary of the disaster was remembered and I learnt of a relative who survived the tragedy.
He was William Robert Holland Pusey, born in Hythe, Southampton on March 1, 1890. He married Edith-Kate Prince from Shrivenham, Berkshire. The couple had four children — Eric Prince, Florence Edith, Olive Ellen and Marjorie.
Robert was a fireman aboard the Osceola in 1911, docked off Southwick, Sussex, when he signed onto the Titanic on April 6, 1912. At this point, he gave his boarding address as 18 Briton Street, Southampton. The last ship he had worked on was the St Paul. His wages were £6 a month
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