Please email me if you have any info on this person. My father's birthday is April 15th and he would love to know the name of the boy on the ship that was celebrating his birthday the night the ship went down. email: [email protected]
There was more than one person celebrating when they would soon be mourning. There was one little girl in 3rd class but i cant remember her name. Miss Sigrid Elisabeth Andersson, who died in the sinking, was turning 12 on April 16th.
Although this doesn't help you in your quest to find a boy on Titanic who had an April 15th birthday, Jennifer, you might be interested in a post made today by Tom Goldsmith, whose grandfather Frank survived the sinking:
I was at a birthday party this weekend, and wondered how Edwardians celebrated such occasions. I would have thought it must have been at least a couple of people's birthdays during the voyage, and wondered if their are any traditional ways of celebrating on a ship. I know you can have special...
This may be as close as you get to finding a birthday on "the night the ship went down."
Jennifer was looking for a boy who was 'celebrating his birthday on the night the ship went down', which in common parlance would be the Sunday night, though it was Monday by the time the ship actually sank. It's a certainty that nobody was celebrating anything in the early hours of the 15th, so this must be a reference to a birthday on the 14th. and Alfred Rush is almost certainly the name that Jennifer was looking for. But she asked her question 5 years ago, so I imagine she's not been hanging around for the answer!
Guess I should have checked the date of the original question, Bob! Duh. Originally I addressed my post to Kelly, but just before posting it I went back to the beginning of the thread and saw that the question about the April 15th birthday was actually asked by "Jennifer," so changed the name without checking the date. You're right--Jennifer only posted once on ET five years ago, so she's long gone!