One memorial which has not been mentioned in all of the books written about the Titanic is the brass tablet dedicated to Joseph Bell, the Chief Engineer, in Saint Faith`s Church, Waterloo, Liverpool.
This tablet was provided by his wife, Maud, and was unveiled by the then Bishop of Liverpool at a special service held on 6 January 1913. Joseph Bell and his wife worshipped regularly at Saint Faith`s; the youngest of their four children, Ralph Douglas, having been baptised there on 29 March 1908. Saint Faith`s was a new church having been opened during 1900 and as the Bell family lived close by at 1 Belvidere Road, Crosby, it became the local parish church.
For his address the Bishop of Liverpool chose the text from Revelations II. 10, Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Joseph Bell and his engineers were faithful unto death, they did their duty to the end.
Acknowledgement to Dr. Denis Griffiths for this page.