Mr 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.
After the disaster Herbert's parents sought to recover the effects that were found upon his body.
Herbert is named with other members of the Titanic 's Engineering crew members on the following memorials;
Southampton Engineers Memorial, East Park Southampton.
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)
Philip Hind (Editor)
John Thompson, UK
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