Mr Edward Charles Biggs 1 was born at 2, East Place, Southampton, Hampshire on the 30th August, 1891, the second son of Thomas and Rose Biggs. His siblings were - Margaret, Thomas, Stephen, John, Mary and Lilian.
When he signed on to the Titanic on 6th April 1912 he gave his address (also that of his parents) as 65 (Upper) College Street, (Southampton). He last ship had been the Orosava. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Biggs died in the sinking. His body, if recovered was never identified. His parents received financial aid from the Mansion House Titanic Relief fund. Two years after the disaster it was reported to the trust that Biggs' mother had been up before magistrates for drunkenness. The board imposed a three month suspension of relief, at the end of the three months the money was reinstated but on condition that the money be expended on her behalf.
- The name Edward Charles comes from family sources. Another source gives his name as Edwin Alfred Biggs.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)(Firemen #58)
Casualty List, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Hermann Söldner (ed.) (2000) RMS Titanic: Passenger and Crew List 10 April 1912-15 April 1912. ä wie Ärger Verlag.
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
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Brian Ticehurst, UK
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