Mr George John Marett
George John Marett was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in the summer of 1885 and his birth was registered in the September quarter of that year. He was the son of François W. Marett (b. 1852) Jane Elizabeth (b. 1849), both natives of St Helier, Jersey1.
George was one of nine children, his known siblings being: Francis Joseph (b. 1873), Frederick Ernest (b. 1876), Maud Elizabeth (b. 1878), Joseph (b. 1880), Alice Margaret (b. 1883) and Emmeline Elizabeth (b. 1888).
George first appears on the 1891 census as a five-year-old whilst living with his family at 3 Wharf Street, St Mary, Southampton, his father at the time being described as a dock labourer, and the family are still listed here on the 1901 census. By this time George has already left school and is working as an errand boy. George is not with his family on the 1911 census and is apparently at sea, but his parents are listed at 32 Elm Street, Chapel, Southampton. His father is now described as a dock railway labourer for the South Western Company.
When George signed on to the Titanic¸ on 6 April 1912 in Southampton, he gave his address as 32 Elm Street, (Southampton). His previous ship had been the Oceanic. As a fireman he could expect monthly wages of £6.
Marett died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
George's father died in Southampton in 1928 and his mother the following year.
CreditsGavin Bell, UK
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr George John Marett
Born in Southampton Hampshire England
Age: 27 years (Male)
Last Residence: at 32 Elm Street Southampton Hampshire England
Last Ship: Oceanic
First Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered