Mr Harold John Prior
Mr Harold John Prior  was born in Halstead (? Hampshire)  on 19 August 1890. He spent his childhood in the village of Broughton in Hampshire where his father was head gardener at Hildon House.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 48 Padwell Rd., (Inner Avenue, Southampton). He transferred from the Oceanic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Prior was rescued, lifeboat 11 and 13 have both been suggested.
Harold survived both world wars. He lived for some years with his family in a flat above the vicarage at 53 Bugle Street, Southampton then moved to 384 Portswood Road, Southampton.
He died of a heart attack on 29 January 1949 aged 57 years. He was buried on 2 February 1949 in the South Stoneham Cemetery, Swaythling, Southampton. His wife died in 1972 and they are both buried in plot number 04/118 - there is no headstone.
1. Sometimes he is listed as "Harold Joseph Prior". His identity card gives his middle name as "John".
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
CreditsBrian Ticehurst, UK
Bill Wormstedt, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Harold John Prior
Born: Tuesday 19th August 1890
Age: 21 years (Male)
Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
First Embarked: Southampton
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Saturday 29th January 1949