A Plymouth Passenger

Western Daily Mercury

One of the second class passengers on the Titanic is Mr. Fred Banfield, who left Plymouth on 9th inst., to join the vessel. He spent some years in business with a well known firm in Bedford-street, Devonport, but previously had worked as a miner in Cornwall. His home was in Helston, Cornwall but a few years ago he went out to San Remo, Nevada where he had been mining. He came home about three months ago on a brief holiday and was returning on Titanic. From Southampton he wrote to his friend Mr. A. E. Lafford of Whimple-street, Plymouth “Looking forward to a good trip. Kindest regards to yourself and all the boys. Good luck to all. – Fred.”
Mrs. Banfield, of Salisbury-road, Plymouth is at Helston where Mr. Banfield’s parents reside.
Mr. Banfield is a nephew of Mr. Samuel Banfield of South Place Folly, Penzance. Mr. Banfield wanted his nephew to delay his departure for America by this boat, but the latter refused to do so.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) A Plymouth Passenger (Western Daily Mercury, Wednesday 17th April 1912, ref: #2770, published 27 April 2004, generated 8th July 2020 09:46:19 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/plymouth-passenger.html