George Green was born in Freemantle, Southampton, Hampshire, England in the second quarter of 1892. He was the son of Joseph Green (1836-1900) and Mary Jane Haynes (1850-?).
His father, a ship's labourer and Chelsea Pensioner, was originally from Berkshire and was married in Southampton in 1873 to his Southampton-born wife Mary. The couple spent a short while in Pembrokeshire, Wales where their first known child, James was born, before they relocated to Hampshire, living in various locales including the Isle of Wight, settling in Southampton sometime around 1887.
George had six known siblings: James Joseph (b. 1876), Amy Jane (b. 1877), Lily Priscilla (b. 1879), Louisa Mary (b. 1882), Ethel Mary (b. 1885), Charles Frederick (b. 1888),
On the 1891 census, taken prior to George's birth, his family were resident at 37 Lodge Road, Millbrook, Hampshire. George first appears on record on the 1901 census, then living at 18 Kent Road, Shirley, Southampton. His father Joseph had passed away only the previous year aged 64 and his mother had taken to needlework to support her family. His sisters Lillian, Louisa and Ethel were also doing laundry work to bring extra income to the household. What became of George's mother is not certain and she was apparently deceased by the time of the 1911 census, with George not appearing on record at this time either.
When George signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 57 Howard's Grove, (Southampton), the address of a widower by the name of Mrs Alice Cole and her family. His previous ship had been the Olympic and as a trimmer he could expect monthly wages of £5, 10s.
George Green died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Gavin Bell, UK