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George Allan Elderson

George Allan Elderson
George Allan Elderson

George Allan Elderson was born in Egremont, Wallasey, Cheshire, England on 22 May 1891. The son of a Scottish father and an English mother, his parents were William Elderson and Hannah Williams. His father died when he was a small child. 

Elderson first appears on crew records when he was a deck boy aboard Ivernia. He later began working as a waiter aboard other ships. 

In April 1912 he was serving as a waiter aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Following the Titanic disaster Elderson continued to work at sea; he later migrated to Australia before settling for a short time in Vancouver. He emigrated to the USA in 1919 and became a US citizen in 1925. He was married three times before his untimely death in Los Angeles on 24 August 1934. He is buried in Inglewood Cemetery.


Gavin Bell, UK

Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr George Allan Elderson
Age: 20 years 10 months and 24 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Occupation: Waiter
Ship: Carpathia
Buried: Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California, United States

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