Titanic hero Harold Lowe is to be remembered at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos church in Rhos-on-Sea.
Close to a 100 years on from the sinking of the Titanic, on Sunday 22 April, a special commemoration service will take place at Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Church where Harold Lowe, the ship’s fifth officer is buried.
Commander Harold Lowe was laid to rest at the Church in Llandrillo-yn-Rhos after his death in 1944. 32 years earlier he had been Fifth Officer on the Titanic and rescued four survivors from the freezing water after the ship sank in April 1912.
Many believe that Mr Lowe was the only hero of the disaster that saw the loss of some 1,517 lives.
Among those attending the service will be John Lowe – the grandson of Commander Harold Lowe –as well as local politicians and dignitaries.
Reverend Joe Morgan who is Chaplain of The Mission to Seafarers in Wales will lead the service and said:
“It’s a great honour to lead the congregation in worship, particularly on such a poignant occasion as we mark the anniversary of this tragedy.
“The Mission to Seafarers is a charity which offers support to men and women at sea in 250 ports around the world. My sermon at St Trillo’s will focus on the hazardous life at sea and the day to day support we give seafarers worldwide.”
The service on Sunday 22 April will begin at 11am. Llandrillo-yn-Rhos church is approximately 1 mile from the Bryn Holcombe Hotel.