Betram Terrell was born in Southampton in December 1893, the son of James Laten Terrell (1852-1922) and Sarah Ann Greenham (1858-1911) from Southampton, England. He was employed as an Able Seaman aboard the Titanic and like many of the crew had transferred over from the "Oceanic". He drowned at sea and has no known grave. He is commemorated at the Stewards and Sailors Titanic Memorial which is situated within Holyrood Church, High Street, Southampton. His elder brother Frank (Walley) Terrell was also employed on the Titanic at the time of the disaster as an Assistant Saloon Steward. He survived the sinking being picked up by the "Carpathia".