An uncredited newspaper report says:
"With the arrival of the
White Star liner Oceanic yesterday, from
Southampton, with a collapsible boat, picked up
at sea on Monday, stowed on her upper deck, the
last of the Titanic's boats has been accounted
for. In it were found the three bodies
that were left there at 4 a.m. on Monday April
15, by Fifth Officer Lowe of the Titanic, when
he took twenty men and one woman into his boat.
At one end of the boat
was the body, apparently, of a fireman, sitting
on the thwart with one hand twisted on the bight
of a chain. At the other end there was the
body of a sailor and the body of a man in
evening dress, which Mr. [Richard] Williams
believes to be that of Thomson Beattie of
Gracie wrote in his book The Truth about the
"One of the bodies
found in this boat was that of Mr. Thompson
Beattie. We got his watch and labels from his
clothes showing his name and that of the dealer,
which we sent to the executor."
was buried at sea from the Oceanic.