When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address
as 49 Western Road, (Southampton) . His last ship had been the Olympic.
As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Bristow died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#290) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912.
NO. 290 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 36 - DARK HAIR, LIGHT MOUSTACHE
CLOTHING - Plain blue serge suit; steward's white coat, marked "Bristow"; cholera belt.
EFFECTS - Letter to "R.C. Bristow, 49 West Ridge Road, Portswood; 9s.; ship's key's, stewards's department".
NAME - R. C. BRISTOW
1. The address found among his effects was 49 West Ridge Road, Portswood,
Available Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement Record of Bodies and Effects (#290)
References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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. Details compiled from records of the "Mackay-Bennett". Public Archives
of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession
1976-191, c. Friday May 3, dark purple card covers, initial page entitled, Key
to accompanying List showing how bodies have been disposed of:, probably printed
in Halifax, N.S., 76 pp., unpaged, Body No. 1 to 306 inclusive: annotated in red
ink below each body's data with burial permit and cemetery data, and with two
extra typed pages added for the Minia, Montmagny and Algerine;
Body Nos. 307 to 324 inclusive, Nos. 326 to 329 inclusive and No. 330 respectively.