Passenger onbaord the Titanic
15th April, 1912
Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives
William Carbines was born in 1893 at Nanjivey, near St Ives. He had four older siblings, including three older brothers who, by 1912, had all moved to work as miners in the United States of America. In the 1911 census, William is described as an 'unmarried general labourer', and one can assume that the lack of work in the area, as mines became unprofitable and closed, was a contributing factor to his seeking work across the Atlantic.
After the Titanic sank, William's body was taken aboard the Oceanic for repatriation to Southampton; it was then transferred by train to St Ives, for burial on 30th May 1912. The funeral was attended by over 500 mourners, and William was buried in the grave of his grandparents. Sadly, just under one month later, his youngest brother, George, passed away at the age of three, and was also buried here.
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