Mr James Walpole
Mr James Walpole, 48, was born in Southport, Lancashire in 1864 the son of Henry Walpole (1829-1870) an upholsterer, and Ann (nee Dickson, 1830-1893)1,2. He was baptized at Christchurch, Southport on 27 Mar 1864.
Walpole had been with the White Star Line for thirty years, gradually rising through the ranks. He had previously served on the Britannic, Adriatic, Majestic and Celtic.
James Walpole with other members of the crew
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 12 Stafford Road, (Southampton)3. His last ship had been the Olympic. As chief pantryman he received monthly wages of £7.
Walpole died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. He left £2185 10s to his brother Horace Walpole, a newspaper vendor.
References and Sources
Lancashire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911
Philip Hind (Editor)
Arne Mjaland, Norway
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