Cullen & Deskford Parish Church History

The Waratah 1909

The Waratah

On that account they would have been equally sincere in their sorrow for Hugh Wilson of Tochieneal, who had suffered the loss of his wife and daughter in the sinking of the SS Waratah, returning from Australia where he was the general Manager of a Bank there, to visit their family here.

The loss of the Waratah was only over-shadowed by the horror of the Titanic a few years later.

You can read the details of both disasters in your own time, but in memory of his wife and daughter, High Wilson donated our pipe organ in 1909.