Robert Thomas Reid was born in 1882 in Gosport, Hampshire, England. He was the son of William George Reid (1857-1894) and Caroline Seagoe (1857-1917).
On the 1891 census the family are living at 2 Wallingford Place, Alverstoke, Hampshire. His father was described as a general labourer and present also at the address are his siblings: Cecilia, William and Mary. Robert's sister Cecilia was married to fellow-Titanic crewman Henry Allen.
By the time of the 1911 census Robert is a boarder at 2 Vyse Lane, French Street, Southampton. He is unmarried and described as a general labourer.
When he signed on to the Titanic on April 6, 1912, he gave his address as 3 Wickhams Court, Southampton. As a trimmer he received £5 10s per month.
Robert Reid was lost in the disaster, as well as his brother-in-law. His body, if recovered, was not identified.
Gavin Bell, UK