Bentley Harold Neal

Mr Bentley Harold Neal

Bentley Harold Neal

Mr Bentley Harold Neal,1 25, was born in Portsea Island, Hampshire, the son of Rev Bentley Neal (1860-1931) and Alice Jane Munson (1865 – 1944).

Neal's father was the Pastor of East End Congregational Church, near Lymington, Hampshire.2

On 24th April 1911 he married Louisa Ellen White (1885 – 1960).3

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gsigned as H. Neal and gave his address as 13 Cliff Road4, (Southampton). His last ship had been the New York. As an assistant baker he received monthly wages of £4 10.

Neal was rescued, probably in lifeboat 13.

He returned to work for the White Star Line but reportedly retired from the sea following another collision abaord the RMS Olympic.5

He then worked for over 30 years at Jose's Bakery, Old Milton Road, New Milton, Hampshire.  The family lived at 7 Gore Road New Milton, Hampshire.

He died in the New Forest area in 1950.


  1. Sometimes listed as 'Neale', he clearly signed his name 'H. Neal'
  2. The Lymington Chronicle, 25 April 1912, p.5. His father lived at 'East End Manse'
  3. Family sources give her name as Marjorie.
  4. now Wharncliffe Road
  5. It is not currently known what collision this was.

References and Sources

Lymington Chronicle, 25 April 1912
Bournemouth Daily Echo 18 May 2002 Titanic Tale of Survival


Clare Church, UK
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Michael May, UK


Titanic baker Harold Neal in later life


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