Hugh Hatch was born in East Wellow, Romsey, Hampshire, England in 1891 and his birth was registered in the third quarter of that year. He was the son of Charles Hatch (1835-1901) and Emily Jane Hacker (1858-?); his father was from Bramshaw, Hampshire and his mother from Tisbury, Wiltshire and they had married in Southampton in 1880, going on to have seven children: Mabel Rose (b. 1881), Charles Edward (b. 1882), Evelyn Bessie (b. 1884), Ellen Beatrice (b. 1885), Emily (b. 1897), Alice (b. 1899) and Vivian.
Hugh was born after the 1891 census was taken, but at the time his family were living at 6 Southampton Road, East Wellow and his father was described as a market gardener. When Hugh eventually appears on the 1901 census the family have moved to Black Hill, East Wellow, Romsey with his father now a general shop proprietor. His father would pass away only a few weeks after the census was taken. His mother was remarried in Southampton in 1910 to Francis Gannnaway (b. 1862), a Southampton-native.
Hugh was not present for the 1911 census but his mother, step-father (described as a general labourer) and sister Alice are resident at Black Hill, East Wellow, Romsey.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 9 April 1912, he gave his address as 446 Portswood Road, Southampton (lodgings) and his age as 23. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a scullion he received monthly wages of £3 10s.
Hugh Hatch, who was unmarried, died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)