Mr Henry Philip Creese
Mr Henry Philip Creese, 44, was born in Falmouth.
Henry served his apprenticeship with Harland & Wolff after which he joined the Head Line. He subsequently served with the Ulster Steam Ship Co., the Isle of Wight Steam Packet Company and aboard the steam yacht Maund. He spent 14 years with White Star and served aboard many ships in the fleet. Henry held a second class engineer`s certificate.
When he signed on for Titanic on 6 April 1912, he gave his address in Southampton as 2 Enfield Grove, Woolston. His previous ship had been the Olympic. As deck engineer he received monthly wages of £10, 10s.
Henry was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. He left a widow and two children, both girls.
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913
He is remembered on the Engineers Memorial, East Park, Southampton, the Liverpool Titanic and Engineers memorial, the Glasgow Institute of Marine Engineers memorialand the Institute of Marine Engineers memorial, London. He is named on the family grave at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lordswood, Southampton. The inscription reads:
He also is remembered on the family grave at Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth, Cornwall. The inscription reads - as above, he has a Memorial brick in his name in the Woolston, Southampton, Millennium Garden known as the Feathers in Victoria Road Woolston - which opened in April 2002.
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