The BBC reports a future auction of a flask — and tells a story about a hero from Cornwall who died on the Titanic nearly a hundred years ago. Read the story of Edwy Arthur West here.

And here in a Titanic encyclopedia you can read more of the hero born in Perranzabuloe.

Our schools should tell his story. It is a lifting part of our history. Arthur West’s brave kindness is an excellent model for us and should be remembered for its own sake.