The Tragic Story of the Moyes Brothers

Stirling boy William Young Moyes was the sixth engineer aboard the Titanic and died aged 24 in the sinking, staying at his post to keep the lights on; his body was never recovered.

Interestingly his elder brother Alexander Barclay Moyes is also commemorated here, though he’s buried in Europe. He fell during the 1918 Kaiserschlacht (Kaiser’s Battle), when during World War 1 the Germans deployed a million men on the western front in a last desperate attempt to defeat the allies before the Americans mobilised.