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Cecil Owen

RMS Carpathia Waiter

Mr Cecil Frederick Owen was born in Acton, London, England on 11 November 1890. One of at least nine children, he was the son of Louis Owen, a commercial traveller, and Mary Gillett, natives of London and Shropshire, respectively. He had two older sisters, Amy and Daisy. 

A student of St Stephen’s School in Hammersmith, by 1901 Owen lived with his family at 3 Hetley Road. Between 1909 and 1910 he served as a waiter aboard Carmania, giving his address 3 Great Georges Street, Liverpool. In April 1912 he was a waiter aboard Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster. 

With the outbreak of WWI Cecil Owen served with the 13th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment; he died on 24 September 1917 and is commemorated at the Tyne Cot Memorial (panel 86 to 88) in Belgium. 

Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Cecil Frederick Owen
Age: 21 years 5 months and 4 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Occupation: Waiter
Ship: Carpathia
Died: Monday 24th September 1917 aged 26 years

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Brian J. Ticehurst (1996) The Titanic's rescuers : Captain Arthur Rostron and the crew of the Carpathia, (Occasional papers No.7), B & J Printers, ISBN 1871733073
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Cecil Frederick Owen (ref: #2643, last updated: 6th October 2021, accessed 16th October 2021 16:25:29 PM)
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