Mr Henri Marie Jaillet was born in Lyon, France on 26th October 1873.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6th April, 1912, his address was 4 Queens Park Terrace, London. His last ship had been the Lusitania. As a member of the à la carte restaurant he was employed and therefore paid by Mr Gatti.
Courtesy Bill Fowler, Canada
Jaillet died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#277), on 30 April 1912 his effects were given to the agent of the White Star Line A.G. Jones & Co. for delivering them to his relatives in England. He was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10th May, 1912.
NO. 277 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 35 - VERY DARK HAIR AND MOUSTACHE
CLOTHING - Checkered trousers; blue coat and vest; dark overcoat; blue and white striped pyjamas; brown boots; "H. J." on pyjamas.
EFFECTS - 3s. 10d. in purse; knife; a card with "H. Jaillet (Chef).
Henri Jaillet left a widow (Margaret), two sons (Henry Mari and Frederick Ernest) and a grandmother named Sarah Hutton (probably his wife's mother, who lived with them). They received financial support from the Titanic relief fund as Class B dependants (widow 1 pound 12s 6d à week, children 5s 6d per week and grandmother 3s 6d every week).
1. The Senate List gives his address as Jamison Street, Notting Hill Gate, London, W.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
List Compiled by the Consul General of France (Maurice De Coppet), 17th June, 1913
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Geoff Whitfield, UK