Mr George Patchett was born in Wollaston, Northamptonshire, England in the closing months of 1892.
He was the son of George Henry Patchett (b. 1859), a boot-maker and later a castrator, and Eliza Rebecca Pratt (b. 1857), both Wollaston natives who were married in 1879.
George was one of five surviving children from a total of eight and his known siblings were: Annie Elizabeth (b. 1880) Emma (b. 1882), William (b. 1884), Henry (b. 1888), Elizabeth (b. 1890) and Annie (b. 1896).
He first appears on the 1901 census living with his family at Hinwick Road, Wollaston and he would still be present there by the time of the 1911 census when he was described as an unmarried boot factory pressman.
George and his friend John Garfirth, also a boot worker decided to emigrate to Canada where George had relatives and they were originally supposed to have travelled aboard the Empress of Ireland on 5 April 1912. Their attempts to join that ship were hampered by the coal strikes and they were forced to cancel and transfer to the Titanic which they boarded at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as third class passengers (ticket number 358585 which cost £14, 10s).
George Patchett died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
Both George's parents continued to reside in Wollaston; his father passed away in 1941 and his mother in 1946.
Gavin Bell, UK