Charles Lightoller

Charles Herbert Lightoller

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Charles Lightoller (1874-1952) was an English decorated World War I veteran, a volunteer in the Dunkirk evacuation and the Second Mate on the Titanic. - AsNotedIn

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1901/10/06 Crew members from the SS MEDIC, including Charles Lightoller, sneak onto Fort Denison, hoist a fake Boer flag on Martello tower and fire a cannon loaded with powder and cotton waste to scare Sydney residence into thinking they are being invaded. Fourth Officer Fort Denison Sydney
1912/04/15 Charles Lightoller commands the lowering lifeboats on the port side of the boat deck, allowing "women and children only" instead of "women and children first", lifeboats depart the ailing liner with empty seats. Second Mate Sinking of the RMS Titanic
1912/04/15 Second Officer Lightoller refuses John J Astor's request to board the lifeboat with his wife Madeline. "No, sir. No man is allowed on this boat or any of the boats until the ladies are off." - Charles Lightoller Second Mate Sinking of the RMS Titanic
1912/04/15 Charles Lightoller is the last Titanic survivor to board the RMS Carpathia. Second Mate Sinking of the RMS Titanic
1918/07/18 Captain Charles Lightoller, in command of the destroyer HMS GARRY, sinks the German U-Boat UB-110 in the North Sea near the Tyne Captain
1930/00/00 SUNDOWNER is extended 6 ft and converted into a private motor yacht by barge builder Charles Cooper at Richardson's Wharf, Conyer for Commander Charles Lightoller. Captain Sundowner
1940/06/01 SUNDOWNER departs Ramsgate to participate in the evacuation of Dunkirk and returns 12 hours later with 5 sailors from the stricken cruiser WESTERLEY and 125 soldiers from Dunkirk. Captain Sundowner Evacuation of Dunkirk
1947/00/00 Charles Lightoller retires to 1 Duck's Walk, Richmond, Surrey, where he also ran a small boat building business. Home Richmond, London Greater London
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