Mr George Alexander Prangnell
Mr George Alexander Prangnell was born in Southampton on 12th December 1881.1
In the autumn of 1906 he married Louisa Dack in Southamption by 1912 they had two sons (William "Billy," and George), they would go onto to have six children in total.2,3
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6th April 1912, he gave his address as 3 Brew House Court, (Southampton). He transferred from the Olympic. As a Greaser he received monthly wages of £6 10s.
He was rescued on Collapsible B... he claimed to have been rescued by a ship other than the Carpathia but this is extremely doubtful. After his rescue was confirmed Mrs Prangnell was quoted by a reporter as saying:
''My two little boys wanted to keep awake all night, they were very anxious to see their father, but I told them to go to sleep and I would bring daddy home.''
He was awarded the mercantile marine medal in 1919 for services during Word War One.
He remained at sea until 1924 4, then worked at Vosper Thornycrofts, shipyard in Woolston and as a grain-runner for Fear & Colebrook in Chapel Road, living a full and active life until his death on 3 December 1953.
References and Sources
Photo from CR10 identity card c.1919 (National Archives, Crown copyright, used with permission, courtesy of Peter Engberg)
Philip Hind (Editor)
Gavin Bell, UK
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Bill Wormstedt, USA
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