Mr Samuel Emest Hemming
Mr Samuel Ernest Hemming of 31 Kingslay Road, Southampton, was the lamp trimmer on the Titanic.
He was married to Miss Elizabeth Emily Browning (born 30 August 1881, died on 22 January 1940) on June 4, 1903, and they had several children.
At 7.15 pm on the night of April 14th 1912 Hemming arrived on the bridge of the Titanic to report to First Officer William Murdoch that the ship's navigation light had all been lit. As he left Murdoch called him back and asked if he would closed the fore scuttle hatch. Murdoch had noticed that light was coming from the hatch and was concerned that it might interfere with the lookouts ability to spot ice.
After the collision Hemming and Boatswains Mate Albert Haines heard air escaping from the forepeak tank. They reported it to Cheif Officer Henry Wilde who was busy making an inspection. Hemming told Wilde that water was filling the forepeak tank but that the storeroom was still dry. Wilde left to report back to Captain Smith on the bridge.
After the ship sank Hemming was picked from the water by the occupants of lifeboat 4.
Hemming died in Southampton of 12 April 1928 aged 59.
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