Mr John Garfirth boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 358585, £14 10s). He was accompanied by George Patchett from Wollaston, Northamptonshire. They were originally sailing on the Empress, from Liverpool, but because of the coal strike their train could not make it through. They later decided to sail the Titanic.
Garfirth died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
References and Sources
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
Arthur Merchant, USA