Mr Henry Noss was born in Southampton on 29 December 1881 the son of Henry Noss (1825-1898) and his wife Ellen (1840-1906).
In 1908 he was married to Annie Elizabeth Collings (1889-1963); they had three children, Henry Louis Noss (1909-1991), William Edward Noss (1910-2002) and Winifred Anne Noss (1911-2006).
When Harry Noss signed-on to the Titanic, on 6th April 1912, he gave his address as 12 Back Lane, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Thames. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
His nephew Bertram Arthur Noss was also a fireman on the Titanic.
Noss was rescued on Lifeboat 15. Frank Dymond recalled how he and Noss took turns at the tiller
Henry Noss returned to life at sea following the disaster. In December 1919 he was working aboard the Caronia, and later served on the Orbita, Vestris and Berengaria.
He died in 1961.
References and Sources
General Register Office Index of Birth, Marriages and Deaths
National Archives CR 10 Identity Cards BT350
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Craig Stringer (2003) Titanic People (CDROM)
Daily Mirror 17 May 1912
Peter Engberg, Sweden
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Articles and Stories
Titanic Research (2008)