Arthur Barratt

Mr Arthur Barratt

Arthur Barratt was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in mid-1896 and his birth was registered in the September quarter of that year. He was the son of Arthur Barratt (b. 1870) and Margaret Black (b. 1874), both Hampshire natives who had married in Southampton in 1893. Together they had three children: Elizabeth Kate (b. 1895), Hilda Rose (b. 1902) and Arthur.

Arthur Barratt
Arthur Barratt
Courtesy of Gavin Bell

Arthur first appears on the 1901 census with his family living at 34 John Street, St Mary, Southampton. His father is described as a boiler maker. By the time of the 1911 census the family have shifted to 164 Northumberland Road, Southampton. His marine engineer father is absent, apparently at sea and a 14-year-old Arthur has already left school and working in a printing office.

When Arthur signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 164 Northumberland Road, Southampton. His last ship had been the St. Louis. As a bell boy he received monthly wages of £2.

Quartermaster Sydney Humphreys reported that during the sinking the bellboys were herded to their regular posts in the main cabin entry and taken in charge by a leading steward and ordered to remain there so as they did not get in the way. Humphreys said that the boys waited patiently around before they were released and later saw them smoking and joking with passengers.

Arthur Barratt died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

References and Sources

Chicago Inter Ocean, Sunday, April 21, 1912, p. 4, c. 3

Credits
Gavin Bell, UK

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