Ernest George Smith

susan stubing

Dec 4, 2005
can anyone tell me anything about this fireman smith . i have only found him on a couple of sites but no information about him.
thankyou sue

Bob Godfrey

Nov 22, 2002
There was no fireman called Smith. Maybe you mean Ernest George Smith, who worked in the boiler rooms as a trimmer. We know that he died, but of his life very little is known other than the usual details recorded when signing on - ie his name and address, age (26) and county of birth (Hampshire). He was signed on for the 8-12 watch, so he would have been working at the time of the collision with the ice.
Apr 27, 2003
Susan - Perhaps the following from my database might help?
Smith, Ernest George. Lived at 1 St Marys Buildings, St Marys, Southampton. Occupation - Trimmer. 26 years old. (Born in Hampshire).
In memoriam, The Hampshire Independent, Saturday, April 17, 1915:
In loving memory of Ernest George, the beloved son of Robert John Smith . . . Sadly missed.
(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number 620. Smith, Alice Jane. Class G dependent.
(Extract from Titanic Relief Fund Minute Book, Southampton Area, November 1914)
Case Number 620. Smith. Alice Jane Smith, widowed dependent mother, age 48, health precarious - asthmatical - no means of livelihood except trifling assistance from poor relatives.
Recommend that allowance be extended until age 70 or until remarriage.
(From the Titanic Relief Fund Minute Book number 2, Southampton Area)
Date January 29th 1914.
Case number 620. That an allowance of 5/6d per week be paid for life.
Jul 20, 2000
Hello Susan,

A correction to what Brian posted: "Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913) Number 620. Smith, Alice Jane. Class G dependent." does not relate to Ernest George Smith, trimmer. Ernest Smith does not feature in that booklet. - Case No 620 was J Smith, Assistant Baker.