George Frederick Charles Talbot was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 26 December 1891. He was the first child of Alfred George Talbot (1870-1950) and Ellen Ada Ockleford (1874-1961).
George first appears on the 1901 census living at 33 Firgrove Road, Southampton. His father is described as a ship's fireman and also present are his younger siblings William (b. 1894) and Ada Elizabeth (b. 1898). By the time of the 1911 census the family have relocated to 4 Alpha Villas, Lemon Road, Millbrook, Shirley, Southampton. George is described as an unemplyed fitter's assistant.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave the same address he was living at on the 1911 census. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Talbot died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#150) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912.
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NO. 150. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 22. - HAIR, BROWN.
CLOTHING - Blue suit; Company's vest and badge.
EFFECTS - Cigarette case; empty purse; two knives.
PORTER No. 20.
NAME - G. F. C. TALBOT,
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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