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Henry Charles Coleman

RMS Carpathia Waiter

Henry Charles Coleman
Henry Charles Coleman

Henry Charles Coleman was born at 6 Allen Street in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 8 September 1875 and was baptised on 17 November that year in St Chrysostom Church, Everton. He was the son of Frederick Coleman, a bookkeeper, and Elizabeth Cave, a schoolteacher and had three elder sisters. His father died when he was very young.

He initially worked as a railway clerk before going to sea. By April 1912 Coleman was serving as a waiter aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic.

Coleman served with the merchant fleet throughout WWI and continued working at sea for a number of years but later took land-based jobs. By 1939 he was described as a widower and living at Eastville Institution in Bristol, a workhouse. 

Henry Coleman died in Liverpool in the autumn of 1951 from coronary thrombosis and asthma. He was cremated at Liverpool Crematorium on 23 November 1951.


Gavin Bell, UK

Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Henry Charles Coleman
Age: 28 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Religion: Church of England (Anglican)
Occupation: Waiter
Ship: Carpathia
Cremated: Anfield Cemetery and Crematorium, Liverpool, Lancashire, England on Friday 23rd November 1951

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