Mr Francis "Frank" Parkes, 18, lived at 25 Agincourt Street, Belfast with his parents. He was one of seven children. His four brothers, Robert George, Matthew, Charles, and Frederick, all worked at Harland & Wolffs shipyard, and his two sisters, Lily Parkes Henderson and Violet Maude Parkes, lived in America.
Frank was employed by Harland & Wolff as an apprentice plumber. He joined the Titanic at Belfast as a member of the 'guarantee group'. He, along with five others, travelled Second Class [ticket number 239853], the remaining three travelled First Class.
Frank Parkes was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
References and Sources
Stephen Cameron (1998) Titanic: Belfast's Own. Dublin, Wolfhound Press. ISBN 0 86327 685 7