Mr George Knight

Mr George Knight (Saloon Steward, 1st Class) was born in Sussex, England around 1863.

He was married around 1888 to Clara Ellen Allison (b. 1866), a native of Sheerness, Kent, and the couple had one child, a daughter named Olive Blanche in 1890.

George would not be present on any census records through 1891 to 1911. His wife and child appear on the 1891 census living at the home of her parents at 10 Neptune Terrace, Sheerness before appearing on the 1901 census living in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Hound, Hampshire. At the time George was described as being in service in South Africa, presumably during the Boer War and possibly in the Royal Hampshire Regiment. The family later moved to Southampton and it was here that they lost their daughter Olive in 1905, just shy of her 15th birthday. Clara Knight appears on the 1911 census living at 45 Ludlow Road, Itchen.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 45 Ludlow Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

Knight was rescued in lifeboat 13.

Gavin Bell, UK

References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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