- From: "BARRON, Debbie (WG)" <debbie.barron@...>
I am currently researching my family in Peterhead. I am trying to find
out any information about my family & the lifeboat disaster.
So far I have discovered that my great grandfather was David Murray
Strachan, he was drown in the Tom Tit disaster on the 26th December 1914
& he died at 32 years old.
The lifeboat they were in was the Alexander Tulloch. 2 other men died
David Strachan received the Carnegie Hero Award & the Carnegie fund sent
money weekly to David's remaining dependants.
His was Mary Anne Taylor, they had 3 children I think but the two I know
of are Barbara Strachan & Donald Strachan. they lived at 71 Roanheads &
I understand that Donald Strachan still lives there today. Mary Anne
Taylor's mothers name was Mary Anne Strachan who married Robert Taylor,
Robert Taylor was a harbour master & also a pilot at the harbour.
Mary Anne Strachan's mother was Betsy Buchan who married Robert Strachan,
he was a 1st Coxswain on the lifeboats & he also owned his own boat
called the windward.