Edward Arthur Dorking

Mr Edward Arthur Dorking

Mr Edward Arthur Dorking , 19, a single man from Liss, Hampshire, boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 10482, 8 1s). He was travelling to join his uncle, Fred Cooke at Oglesby, a cement manufacturing town about five miles south of LaSalle, Illinois. Dorking's stepfather Mr John C. Baker lived in Clevedon, England.

After the collision Dorking helped Emily Badman to put on her lifebelt.

Edward Arthur Dorking was rescued in Collapsible B. He was quartered for a time at a New York Hospital before making his way the Illinois where he earned money for a time by relating his experiences in a series of public appearances, as reported by the local press at the time.

References
Buda Plain Dealer, Friday, May 17, 1912, Article
Bureau County Republican (Princeton, IL), Thursday, May 2, 1912, Article

Sources
List or Manifest of Alien Passengers for the United States Immigration Officer At Port Of Arrival (Ship: Carpathia)-National Archives, NWCTB-85-T715-Vol 4183

Acknowledgements
Debbie Brewer, USA
Hermann Sldner, Germany

Articles and Stories

Edward Dorking, Ship Wreck Survivor, Appears at Star Theatre

Bureau County Republican  (1912) 

EDWARD DORKING, SHIP WRECK SURVIVOR, APPEARS AT STAR THEATRE

 
Titanic Survivor

Buda Plain Dealer  (1912) 

TITANIC SURVIVOR

 
Boy's Prayer For Life Answered

Worcester Evening Gazette  (1912) 

BOY'S PRAYER FOR LIFE ANSWERED

 
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