Mr Henry James Beauchamp 1 was born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England on 11 November 1868 and he was baptised on 28 February the following year.
He was the son of Dan Beauchamp (b. 1847) and Mary Ware (b. 1842). His father, a railway porter, was a native of Wiltshire whilst his mother hailed from Hampshire. The two were unmarried when Henry was born and they later wed in early 1869. They had a further three children that are known of: Julia Elizabeth (b. 1871), Robert John (b. 1873) and Frederick Charles (b. 1876).
The family appear on the 1871 census living at an unspecified address in West Dean, Wiltshire and would later move to London in the late 1870s, appearing on the 1881 census living at 5 Milton Street, Clapham where his father now worked as a brakeman on the railways, and 3 Howard Street on the 1891 census. Henry had left home by the time of the latter record and was working as a coffee waiter at the Union Club, Trafalgar Square.
Henry was married in Pocklington, East Yorkshire on 13 August 1899 to Harriet Neta Dales (b. 1874) who hailed from Aberford near Leeds. The couple settled in London and had two sons: William Dales (1900-1991) and David Awlyn Savorey (1908-1993). The family appear on the 1901 census living at 38 Grantham Road, Lambeth and on the 1911 census at 39 Lansdowne Road, Clapham. Henry worked as a head steward in a London club.
Henry boarded the Titanic at Southampton on 10 April 1912 as a second class passenger together with Percival Sharp (joint ticket number 244358 which cost £26). Their reason for travelling and exact destination is unknown.
Mr Beauchamp died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, never was identified but it has been suggested that his body was the 194th recovered by the Mackay-Bennett:
NO. 194. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 35. LIGHT - HAIR.
CLOTHING - Grey overcoat; artex singlet; night shirt; dress trousers.
EFFECTS - A gold ring, marked "H.B."; knife; £1; 18 francs; keys.
The body was buried at sea.
His widow Harriet was never remarried and later moved to Crosby near Liverpool. She died in 1954 aged 80.