Mr Archibald George Chitty was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England in the closing months of 1883.
He was the son of George Henry Chitty (b. 1862) and Julia Walden (b. 1857). His father was originally from Reigate, Surrey and his mother was a native of Southampton and they had married in 1880. He had two siblings: Jessie Selina (b. 1882 in Netley) and Eliza May (b. 1890 in Southampton).
The family appeared on the 1891 census living at 17 Mount Lane, All Saints, Southampton. By the time of the 1901 census Archibald is absent but his parents are listed as living at 66 Earls Road, Southampton.
His younger sibling had died aged 9 in 1899 and his mother passed away in 1909. By the time of the 1911 census he was living with his married sister Jessie Selina and her husband George Carpenter at Clovelly, Newton Road in Bitterne Park, Southampton and he was described as a steward employed by the White Star Line, then serving aboard Adriatic. He was unmarried.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Archibald gave his address as 69 Bevois Valley Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic and as a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s. Also serving aboard as a baker was his father George Chitty.
Archibald and George Chitty both died in the sinking. Their bodies, if recovered, were never identified. They are remembered on a family grave in the Old Common Cemetery, Southampton.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Gavin Bell, UK
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