Mr Frank Bendell was born in late 1888 in Christchurch, Hampshire, the son of Thomas Bendell (1861-1954) and Charlotte (nee Mutter, 1866-1955). He had 8 siblings1,2.
In the 1911 census he was listed as a "Marine Fireman: White Star Line" and living with his family at 26 Woodley Road, Southampton.
He signed-on to the Titanic on 6th April 1912, prior to the Titanic he had served aboard the Kildonan Castle. He died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.
- Sometimes listed as T. or J. Bendell probably because his initial was hard to read in the Titanic crew sign-on sheets.
Thomas W Bendell (born 1884); George Bendell (born 1886); Rosie (Rosa or Rose) Bendell (born 1891);
Bertie Bendell (born 1893); Elsie Bendell (born 1895); Fred Bendell (born 1900); Arthur Bendell (born 1905); Mabel Bendell (born 1908)
References and Sources
General Register Office Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths.