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Percy Bernard Barnett

Percy Bernard Barnett
Percy Bernard Barnett

Percy Bernard Barnett was born in Aston, Birmingham, England on 12 September 1882. He was the son of John Barnett, a stove and lamp maker, and the former Fanny Powell. He had three known siblings, all brothers, and the 1891 and 1901 census records show that the family lived in Handsworth, Staffordshire. 

Records show that in 1909 Barnett was junior assistant purser aboard Carmania and by 1911 was the same aboard the Franconia and Saxonia

In April 1912 Barnett was serving as assistant purser the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic. 

In the following years Barnett continued to work at sea in the merchant fleet during WWI. He moved to Manchester where, in 1924, he married Rhoda Hardie.

He died in Manchester in 1932 at the age of 50.

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New York Times (19 April 1912) Those Who Saw the Rescue
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  1. Gill

    Percy was my great-uncle. I have failed to trace what happened to him after 1912, even when he died. Does anyone know who posted this photograph of him , please? Very grateful for any information.

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Carpathia Crew Summary

Name: Mr Percy Bernard Barnett
Age: 29 years 7 months and 3 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Asst. Purser
Ship: Carpathia

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