Can anyone provide information on what happened to Trimmer, Albert E Fryer who survived in Boat 13? He is known to have signed on the Oceanic later but did not sail. Hearsay evidence suggests he may later have started or rejoined his family in Lympstone, Devon. There is also a suggestion he was connected or friendly with First Class Saloon Steward Alexander James Littlejohn who was also rescued from Boat 13.
Albert Ernest Fryer married and had a dozen children--some still living--and remained in England. He later became an electrician and lived his final years in Southampton. He died on November 15, 1944 of heart failure in a Southampton Hospital at the age of 57. According to a son and granddaughter, he never talked about Titanic and would become angry (even the physical "throwing things" kind of angry) if the subject was brought up--whether by outsiders or family members.
For Tony Waldren and Phil Gowan, I also hope this extra bit of information helps your quest and search about the Crew who survived the Titanic disaster.
This comes directly from my own private collection, notably a book I have in my possession. The tile is called:-THE NATIONAL ROLL OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-1918.
SECTION IV SOUTHAMPTON.
I will quote the description about FRYER on page 141:- Fryer, A. E, Trimmer, Merchant Service.
He volunteered in September 1914 and was engaged on important duties in H.M.H.S."Asturias" and H.M.Transports"Dunregan Castle" and "Orange Prince", and various other vessels. He served in many waters and did much good work until May 1917, when he was discharged. He holds the Merchant Marine War Medal and General Service Medal.
Note his address,#6,China Court, Southampton. X2216B.
On the website San Fransisco History www zpub com/sf/m2000d.htm I found an entry posted by Harry Fryer on Oct. 29 2000:
He writes "My father Albert Earnest Fryer was a trimmer on the Titanic, and was saved in lifeboat 13 He lived in Southampton and fathered 13 children which I am the third youngest. He died in 1944 and was survived by his wife, my mother.
This is interesting enough because there seems to be very little information about Mr. Fryer.
According to Hermann Soeldner he was 26 years old in 1912. Anybody know where Mr. Fryer died in 1944, or any have other information about him?
Yesterday after doing a hard day's work, I found on the hall table a package delivered from the Central Library Southampton. This is another format to add to the library shelves and subsequently I can confirm for you that there is an entry for Fryer who died on the 16th November 1944.
Title of new book cost's £6-99, and do bear in mind that doesn't included shipping or postage and packaing, and what's more, over the next couple of years this title will be updated with further entries of what has been discovered with the various microfiches!
Titanic Victims and Survivors. An Index of Death Notices in Southampton Local Newspapers. Complied by Veronica Green. Published by Southampton Reference Library.
Charles Hickman was not the Father of Albert Ernest Fryer as he died in 1862 20 years prior to my Great Grandfather being born in 1882. His true Father was George Fryer whom his mother married in 1877 some 5 years before Albert was born.