Date of birth: 28th of February, 1873 Place of birth: Dalbeattie, Scotland Married: 2nd of September 1907 Spouse: Ada Florence Banks Children: None Address: 94 Belmont Road, Portswood, Southampton Crew position: Titanic's First Officer Date of death: 15 April, 1912 Cause of death: Unconfirmed; body never recovered; possible suicide
Age: 39 Height: 5'9" (175.26cm) Complexion: Fair Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Hazel grey/ hazel brown Other: None
Notes: There is a difference of half a foot between the two descriptions Murdoch provided (First Mate in 1895 and Extra Master 1896). His skin colour is described as fair and his eyes hazel coloured -described as both "hazel grey" and "hazel brown". Interestingly he is the only one out of Titanic's officers to have passed all his applications on first attempt.
Who was he and how did he become Titanic's First Officer? What was his role as First Officer and his actions on the night of the disaster?