Mr Arthur Victor Edwards Burrage was born on 4 August 1891 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, son of Alfred Burrage (1858-1940), a labourer, and Elizabeth Ann Richardson (1860-1941).
Arthur was one of ten children, nine of whom lived past infancy. His surviving siblings were: Alfred, Ethel, Sydney, Kathleen, Emily, Percy, Nelly and Winnie. By the time of the 1901 census the family are living at Ivy Cottage, Church Hill, South Street in Billingshurt, Sussex, England. They are still at this address for the 1911 census where Arthur is listed as an agricultural engineer and single.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 9 Emsworth Road, Southampton. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a plate steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Arthur was rescued in lifeboat 13.
Arthur appears to have continued to work at sea into the 1920s, serving aboard the Majestic and Homeric among others. He was married in 1923 to Lillian Florence Foot (born 1886) in Croydon. The couple later moved to Poole, Dorset and lived at Wimborne Road in later years. Arthur was widowed on 4 February 1951. He passed away only a few months later on 6 December 1951 aged 60, leaving an estate worth £10,638 9s 6d.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Gavin Bell, UK
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