Mr Arthur Veal, 36, was born in Southampton in the summer of 18761 the son of John Veal (1839-1885) and Emily (nee Kemp, 1836-1883).
Arthur's father ran a pub called the Rover Inn in Millbrok, Shirley, Southampton. By 1891 both Arthur's parnets were dead and he was shown living with his uncle (John's youngest brother Arthur), a bricklayer, living on Cemetery Road, Weston Common, Southampton.
Arthur married in 1905 to Louisa Minnigin (1874-8 Oct 1959). In the 1911 census they are listed living together at 15 Imperial Avenue, Southampton. Boarding with them were her widower father George Minnigin, her 29 year old brother Edward Minnigin and a John Dowell.2,3 Arthur's occupation was given as "marine greaser".
His ship prior to the Titanic was the Adriatic.
Arthur Veal died in the sinking. His body, if recovered. His wife received a weekly benefit from the Titanic Relief Find.
- His birth was registered in Sotuh Stoneham in September 1876.
- John Doswell married Louisa's sister Ann in 1912
- Louisa's probate record dated 21 Jan 1960 indicates that her estate was valued at £3086 10s which she left to RAF Squadron Leader George Alfred Frederick Minnigin and Raymond Jack Doswell (John and Ann's son, 16 Jan 1923-1990).
GRO Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
1881-1911 British Census