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William Murdoch's great nephew lays flowers at his grave

Flowers were laid at the grave of William Murdoch; an officer on board the Titanic, on the 100th anniversary of its sinking.

His great nephew, Roy was in Dalbeattie in South West Scotland to pay tribute to his famous relative.

William was the officer in charge when the Titanic struck an iceberg on the 14th of April 1912.

He died alongside more than 1500 passengers and crew.

Roy Murdoch said he always came to the town to give pay tribute.

Roy's great uncle William Murdoch was born in Dalbeattie the fourth son of Captain Samuel Murdoch, a master mariner.

William was the first officer on the Titanic and is thought to have been the one who gave the order to turn away from the iceberg in an attempt to stop it hitting the ship.

William Murdoch, first officer on Titanic Credit: ITV Border

Murdoch was put in charge of the starboard evacuation during which he launched 10 lifeboats, containing almost 75 percent of the total number who survived.

He was last seen attempting to launch another lifeboat.

He was never seen again after Titanic sunk in the Atlantic on the morning of 15 April 1912.

His body, if recovered, was never identified.

There is a memorial in Dalbeattie as well as his name on the family grave in the town's main graveyard.

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