Edward Arthur Brown was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 5 May 1890 and was baptised in St Silas’ Church, Toxteth on 28 June.
He was one of five surviving children from a total of seventeen born to Edward Brown, a plumber, and Ada Tuppen; his father hailed from Liverpool and his mother from Hartlepool, Co Durham. By 1911 the family lived at 59 Rhiwlas Street, Toxteth but Edward was absent from that year’s census, presumably at sea.
In April 1912 Brown was serving as 2nd butcher aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic.
Edward Brown continued to work at sea and was still working as a butcher at sea by 1943 when he was a member of crew aboard the Strathnaver on Liverpool-New York run. His later whereabouts remain unclear.