The following photos are courtesy of Carl Uttley and are used with his permission.

Captain Smith's Childhood Home

    Captain Smith's childhood home. 51 Well Street, Hanley Stoke on Trent. Currently owned by Mr & Mrs G Matthewse.

Captain Smith's Childhood Home


Captain Smith's Grade School

Captain Smith's Childhood Church

Smith's grade school, Etruria Board School. Humbert Street Etruria, Stoke on Trent. (left)
Smith's childhood church, Wesleyan Chapel. Etruria Old Road, Stoke on Trent. (right)


Commemorative Plaque and Portrait of Captain Smith

Commemorative plaque and portrait of Captain Smith in Hanley Town Hall, Stoke on Trent.

The plaque says the following.....

This tablet is dedicated to the memory of Commander Edward John Smith R.D.R.N.R. Born in Hanley 27th January 1850. Died at sea 15th April 1912. "Be British".

Whilst in command of the White Star SS Titanic that great ship struck an iceberg in the Atlantic ocean during the night and speedily sank with nearly all who were onboard. Captain Smith having done all that man could for the safety of the passengers and crew remained at his post on the sinking ship until the end. His last message to his crew was, "Be British".

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