What ever happened to


James Hill

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could you tell me what ever happened to the following Titanic crewmen?Fredrick Barret,samual collins,Reginald Lee,Henry Baily,Jack Foley and Percival Blake.theiy must have died some time before 1983 when Sydney Daniels the last surviving Titanic crewman died(its what i read in Titanic A Journey Through Time).
 
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Hi James, you might try going into the crew biographies which can be accessed on the index page. Don't be too surprised if some of them are incomplete. Researchers try their best, but some of the people...a lot of them in fact...led pretty ordinary and obscure lives, and some never made it off the ship alive. Frederick Barret for example died in the sinking.

Cordially,
Michael H. Standart
 

Rob Ottmers

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Uh, Mike, if your "Barret" is the same leading fireman "Frederick Barrett," he wasn't lost in the sinking. He was deposed a month later on board the Olympic in New York Harbor.
 

James Hill

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all the men i put on there are survivors.here it is again with some others.
Fred Barratt-leading fireman
Samual Collins-fireman
Reginald Lee-lookout
Henry Baily-master-at-arms
Jack Foley-deck storekeeper
Percival Blake-coal trimmer
John Hardy-2ndc Chief steward
T Granger-greaser
George-beachamp-fireman
Charles Hendrickson leading fireman
Abert Haines-bosuns-mate
* Harder-window cleaner
*forgot his first name.
 
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Trevor Morris Gillham

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Where can researchers find memorials for the crew of the Titanic?
 
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tammy campbell

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does anyone know what happened to jack foley he was my great great uncle.. until computers,the family thought he died on the titanic.. this has bugged me since I found out he didnt any info is appriciated
 

Dave Gittins

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Jack Foley seems to be a man of mystery. There's no photo on this site, which suggests that they are pretty rare. He's not in the familiar books, such as Titanic Voices.

I notice that he joined in Belfast, so maybe he lived there. Try the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Though he was living in Southampton in 1912, Jack Foley was indeed an Irishman (from Youghal in County Cork) and he has an entry in Senan Molony's The Irish aboard Titanic. No pic, unfortunately. Neither does the book shed any light on what happened to him after Titanic.

Though not 100% sure, Senan believes that Jack had worked as a blacksmith in Youghal, and that at the time of the 1901 census he had a wife Ellen and four children - Marianne, Bridget, Albina and Thomas.
 
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tammy campbell

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I know for a fact he was irish he was my great great uncle when he did,nt meet up with the family they thought he had gone down with the ship.. that is until computers.. so many of my relatives went to their graves thinking this. but I guess he just went poof into thin air..perhaps it was all just to much for him.??..thanks for trying though maybe someday something will come up
 
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Terence John Desmond

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can anyone tell me what happened to John William Thompson? He was my Grandfather and a fireman/stoker on board the Titanic. He was a survivor, rescued by the Carpathia and his last known whereabouts was a New York hospital.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Hallo, Terence. John Thompson arrived at Liverpool on the Adriatic on 11 May following the sinking, and can be seen in Press photographs taken at that time. Soon after that he collected the pay still owed to him for the partial voyage of the Titanic - £1 4s.
 
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Terence John Desmond

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Thanks Bob. Do you know where he went after this? Only he never returned home to his wife and 4 children, one of which was my mother, Mary Desmond.(nee Thompson) We are under the impression he later ended up in New York for a U.S enquiry, do you know anything further?
 
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Terence:

I know you e-mailed me direct, but I'll answer here instead.

What little information I have on your grandfather, is from the US Senate final report, which is what I contributed here to ET. In fact, ET has more information that I had, I assume Brian or Chris contributed that.

Sorry I don't have more information
 

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