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Albert Edward Akerman

Albert Edward Akerman was born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England on 13 November 1880. He was the son of Joseph Akerman (1845-1914) and Fanny Palmer (1845-1925), both Wiltshire natives who had married in there in 1871.

Albert had had least five siblings: William Henry (b. 1872), Joseph Frank (b. 1874), Eliza (b. 1875), Arthur Wallace (b. 1877) and Alice Maud (b. 1882).

On the 1881 census the family are living at 12 Spring Place, Salisbury and his father is described as a general labourer. Albert is erroneously listed as a five year old (either mixed up with an older sibling or his age of around 5 months being incorrectly transcribed). On the 1891 census the Akermans are listed at 37 Green Croft Street and his father is now listed as a tractor engine driver.

By the time of the 1901 census Albert is absent from the family home but his parents are still listed at  37 Green Croft Street. On the 1911 census Albert is again absent.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 25 Rochester Street, Southampton, the address of his brother Joseph. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. His brother Joseph Akerman was a pantry steward on the Titanic.

Albert Akerman and his brother both died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His mother and father continued to live in Salisbury. His father passed away two years later and his mother in 1925.

Albert is remembered on the St Augustine Church Memorial, Southampton.

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  1. Dave Griffiths

    Looking for info on 3rd class steward Albert AKERMAN body never recovered and Joseph Francis AKERMAN (Brothers)Assistant Pantry Steward whose body was recovered by Mackay-Bennett Number 205.My research into these people are very limited.I am tracing my Maternal side ancestry of the AKERMAN family.Would anybody have any more details or photos of these two.Regards Dave Griffiths}

  2. Brian J. Ticehurst

    Hello Dave - I hope the below might help? Cheers Brian Akerman, Albert. 25 Rochester Street, Northam, Southampton. Steward. 28. (Salisbury, Wiltshire). Note name spelt wrongly on gravestone. Named on the left hand panel of the St. Augustines Church Memorial, (Maritime Museum) Southampton. (and his brother) Akerman, Joseph Frank. 25 Rochester Street, Northam, Southampton. Assistant Pantryman. 35. (Salisbury, Wiltshire). Named on the left hand panel of the St. Augustines Church Memorial, (Maritime Museum) Southampton. Body number 205. - Male. Estimated age 44. Dark hair, light... Read full post

  3. Gary akerman

    Albert and Joseph akerman are my great Grandad and great uncle.

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Albert Edward Akerman
Age: 31 years 5 months and 2 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 25 Rochester Street Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: 3rd Class Steward
Last Ship: Oceanic
Embarked: Southampton on Thursday 4th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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