Boykett Herbert Jupe

Mr Boykett Herbert Jupe

Boykett Herbert Jupe

Mr Boykett Herbert Jupe, 30, was born at 3 Castle Square, Southampton on 6th May 1881, the youngest son of Charles Jupe and his wife Elizabeth.  Bertie, as he was known, had six older siblings.

Jupe served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Lankester & Co. of Southampton.  He then worked for 18 months with the London & South Western Railway Co. and three years with the Southampton Cold Storage Co.

Herbert joined the White Star Line in August 1908, as an assistant electrician on R.M.S. Majestic, he later served aboard R.M.S. Teutonic, R.M.S. Adriatic and R.M.S. Olympic, before joining the Titanic on which he served as third assistant electrician.

Jupe was unmarried but lived with his elderly parents at 74, Bullar Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton.

His body was recovered from the Atlantic (#73) by the MacKay Bennett and was subsequently buried at sea.

NO. 73. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 35. - HAIR, DARK.

CLOTHING - Uniform jacket; brown boiler suit; black boots; flannel singlet; black socks.

EFFECTS - Silver watch; handkerchief marked "H. J." ENGINEER.

NAME - HERBERT JUPE.

After the disaster Herbert's parents sought to recover the effects that were found upon his body.

ImageDear Sir,
I have been informed by Mr F. Blake Superintendent Engineer of the White Star line, Trafalgar Chambers on the 10th that the body of my Beloved Son Herbert Jupe which was the Electrical Engineer No. 3 on the Ill Fatted
Titanic has been recovered and Burried at Sea by the Cable Steamer "Mackay-Bennett" and that his Silver Watch and Handkerchief marked H.J. is in your possession. he bought him half of the same when he was at Belfast with theR.M.S. Olympic to have a new blade put to one of Her Perpellors. We are extreemly oblidged for all your kindness to my Precious Boy. He was not Married and was the Love of our Hearts and he Loved his Home. But God gave and God has taken him. Blessed be the Name of the Lord. He has left an aceing Void in our Home which cannot be filled. Please send along the Watche and Handkerchief marked H.J.

Yours truly
C.Jupe
His mother is 72 last April 4th. His Father is 68 Last Feb. 9th.

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Herbert is named with other members of the Titanic 's Engineering crew members on the following memorials;

Southampton Engineers Memorial, East Park Southampton.
Glasgow Institute of Marine Engineers Memorial.
Liverpool Titanic and Merchant Navy Engineers Memorial.
Liverpool Church of St Faith Memorial to the memory of the Chief Engineer and his Engine room staff.

Family history records that Herbert was a talented amateur musician and played the Ukulele, he is reputed to have played for Queen Victoria. He always took his Ukulele to sea with him and it would have been in his cabin on the Titanic.

References and Sources

White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged. (#73)
Crew Particulars of Engagement
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List

Credits

John Thompson, UK
The family of Herbert Jupe
Denis Griffiths, UK
Brian Ticehurst, UK

Pictures

THE HEROIC ENGINEERS WHO WENT DOWN TO A MAN

(1912) 

THE HEROIC ENGINEERS WHO WENT DOWN TO A MAN

 
Boykett Herbert Jupe

BOYKETT HERBERT JUPE

 
Herbert Jupe : Electrician

HERBERT JUPE : ELECTRICIAN

 

Articles and Stories

Herbert Jupe : Memory Card

(1912) 

HERBERT JUPE : MEMORY CARD

 
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund

(1913) 

MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND

 
In memoriam

Hampshire Independent  (1915) 

IN MEMORIAM

 
Various Memorials

VARIOUS MEMORIALS

 
Death Notice

Hampshire Independent  (1912) 

DEATH NOTICE

 
Correspondence between Herbert Jupe's father and the Provincial Secretary, Nova Scotia

(1912) 

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN HERBERT JUPE'S FATHER AND THE PROVINCIAL SECRETARY, NOVA SCOTIA

 
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