Edward Harris, pantryman

Edward Harris was the 4th son of Thomas Harris, a part-time
prison warder who lived at 13, Greenhill Avenue, Winchester.
After leaving school Edward worked for several years at the
town's railway station. His employers were Spiers and Pond,
hoteliers who specialised also in railway buffet services.
This experience was no doubt useful when Edward broadened his
horizons by signing on for the maiden voyage of the Olympic,
where he became fourth hand in the pantry. On the Titanic he
was an assistant pantryman, joining the ship on the evening
before sailing day. He did not survive the sinking.

The loss of a son was not the only source of grief for the
Harris family. Mr Harris had been recently widowed, and saloon
steward Michael Rogers, resident at the same Winchester address
and engaged to Edward's sister, died with him on the Titanic.

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