Algernon Henry Barkworth

Mr Algernon Henry Barkworth

Algernon Henry Barkworth
Mr Algernon Henry Wilson Barkworth, a Justice of the Peace from Hessle, Yorkshire boarded the Titanic at Southampton (Cabin A-23, ticket number 27042, 30).

Barkworth spent much of his time on the Titanic with his new acquaintences Arthur Gee and Charles C. Jones.

On the night of the sinking the three men sat deeply engrossed in a debate about good roadbuilding, a subject in which Barkworth was keenly interested. It was growing late, however, and he began to think about retiring. Someone said that the ship's clock would be set back at midnight, so Barkworth decided to stay up until then in order to set his watch.

Mr Barkworth recalled that some time before the ship sank he went below to retrieve some items from his cabin, the musicians were playing a waltz, by the time he returned they had gone.

As the ship sank deeper he pulled a heavy fur coat over his lifebelt, threw his briefcase into the water and stepped in after it. He found the coat and belt buoyed him. He eventually made his way to Collapsible B but someone warned him that if he came aboard he would swamp the boat. Eventually, however, he was able to drag himself aboard the overturned boat.

Pictures

Portrait of Algernon Barkworth

PORTRAIT OF ALGERNON BARKWORTH

 
Motoring with Algie Barkworth

MOTORING WITH ALGIE BARKWORTH

 
Algernon Barkworth's Grave

ALGERNON BARKWORTH'S GRAVE

 

Articles and Stories

Fate Deals a Hand [excerpt]

Titanic Commutator  (1982) 

FATE DEALS A HAND [EXCERPT]

 
Algernon H. Barkworth

Concord Enterprise  (1912) 

ALGERNON H. BARKWORTH

 
Death of Mr. Algernon Barkworth

Hull Times  (1945) 

DEATH OF MR. ALGERNON BARKWORTH

 
Rescued Passenger Brings Word of Lost Superintendent

Evening Banner  (1912) 

RESCUED PASSENGER BRINGS WORD OF LOST SUPERINTENDENT

 
Hull Magistrate Reported Safe

Scarborough Mercury  (1912) 

HULL MAGISTRATE REPORTED SAFE

 
West Country People In The Titanic: Puddletrenthide

Bridgwater Mercury  (1912) 

WEST COUNTRY PEOPLE IN THE TITANIC: PUDDLETRENTHIDE

 
OTHER STATEMENTS BY SURVIVORS

The Times  (1912) 

OTHER STATEMENTS BY SURVIVORS

 
Mr. A. H. Barkworth

Brighton Argus  (1912) 

MR. A. H. BARKWORTH

 
Mr. A. H. Barkworth

The Times  (1912) 

MR. A. H. BARKWORTH

 
Barkworth's Account

(1912) 

BARKWORTH'S ACCOUNT

 
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