Question: A baby boy destined to be a hero twice over was born in the small town of Chorley in Lancashire, England on March 30th, 1874. He went to sea at the age of thirteen and would eventually save lives during both the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and on the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940. Who was he?
Answer: Charles Lightoller, second officer on the Titanic, He was thirty-eight when that famous ship went down, and sixty-six when he took a small boat across the channel to help evacuate British troops trapped in Dunkirk in WW II. (Evacuation dates: May 26th – June 4th.)
* You might have noticed that this is the first post in a while. That’s because I was moving. A rather time-consuming activity. The new place is still semi-chaotic, but order is gradually being established.