Mr George Edward Roberton

George Edward Roberton

George Edward Roberton was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 4 September 1892. He was the son of Thomas Alexander Roberton (1861-1937) and Alice Lydia Bickers (1863-1936).

He first appears on the 1901 census living at 31 Mount Street, Southampton with his parents and his siblings: James, Alexander, Nellie and Emily. His father was described as a dock labourer.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 36 Mount Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a second class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

George Roberton died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#127) and buried at sea on 23 April 1912.

NO. 127. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 18.

CLOTHING - Steward's uniform and white coat; purple and green pyjamas.

NO MARKS ON BODY OR CLOTHING.

EFFECTS - One pair scissors and eleven pence; letter to W. G. Roberton.

SECOND CLASS STEWARD, No. 33.

NAME - W. G. ROBERTSON. 36 Mount St., Southampton.

 

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Gavin Bell,UK

Notes
1. Sometimes listed as "Robertson".
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"

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George Roberton

GEORGE ROBERTON

 

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Death Notice:

Hampshire Independent  (1912) 

DEATH NOTICE:

 
Family Grave (2)

FAMILY GRAVE (2)

 
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund: Roberton

(1913) 

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND: ROBERTON

 
Minute Book of the White Star Company (9)

(1912) 

MINUTE BOOK OF THE WHITE STAR COMPANY (9)

 
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