Miss Barbara Joyce West

Miss Barbara Joyce West was born in Bournemouth, Dorset on 24 May 1911, one of three [1] children born to Edwy Arthur West and Ada Mary West.

Barbara boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with her father, mother and sister, Constance Miriam West. She survived the sinking possibly aboard lifeboat 10, along with her mother and sister. The surviving members of the family returned to England on the Celtic.

Barbara married William Ernest B. Dainton in 1952 and lived in Truro, England.

Mrs Dainton refused to discuss the disaster, saying she wanted "nothing to do with the Titanic people", however did keep in contact with the British Titanic Society.

Mrs Dainton died on 16th October 2007 and her funeral service took place at Truro Cathedral on 5th November 2007.

Steve Coombes, UK
Robert Dainton, USA
Chris Dohany, USA
Matt Endacott, Australia
Phillip Gowan, USA
Brian Ticehurst, UK

1. The third child was a daughter. It was long speculated she married a bank clerk in later life and settled in the Bahamas where her husband pursued a promising and successful career in the Prime Minister's Office. The identity of this third daughter is unclear, but it is known she died at a young age of cancer.

Articles and Stories

True Survivors : Millvina Dean and Barbara West

Titanica!  (2007) 


Obituary of Barbara Dainton

The Guardian  (2007) 


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