Grave of Harold Lowe Titanic Hero on Rhos on Sea travel guide
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Harold Godfrey Lowe is laid to rest in the church yard of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Church in Rhos-on-Sea, Colwyn Bay, North Wales.

Harold Lowe was born in Llanrhos, Conwy, North Wales on 21 November 1882, the third of eight children, born to George and Harriet Lowe. He later moved to Barmouth on the West Wales coast where he developed his love of the sea.
Harold Godfrey Lowe, 5th Officer of the Titanic, left Barmouth aged 14 to go to sea. He played a heroic role in the rescue of survivors during the sinking of RMS Titanic on 15th April 1912, in fact he was the only officer to return to rescue survivors of the disaster.

Mr Lowe retired to live close to the town of his birth and lived his last days in Deganwy, North Wales.

He died of hypertension on 12 May 1944 at the age of 61.

His grave, pictured here, is in the graveyard of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Church in Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy County, North Wales.

Officer Lowe was portrayed by Welsh actor Ioan Gruffudd in the 1997 blockbuster movie Titanic.

The film depicted Lowe rescuing first-class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet) from the freezing ocean after finding her floating on a door.

To find the grave of Mr Lowe and his wife Ellen Marion Lowe:- on entering the churchyard via the Lych Gate bear left and continue to the western section of the graveyard. Keep close to the wall that borders the main road and the grave is easily found as it stands close to the path.





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