Mr Albert Hugh Brabner Jones

Mr Albert Hugh Brabner Jones was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 8 August 1894.

He was the eldest child of Hugh Lewis Jones (b. 1870) and Elizabeth Brabner (b. 1871), both natives of Liverpool who had married in 1893. He had two siblings: Harold (b. 1897) and Robert Brabner (1901-1989).

He first appears on the 1901 census living at 9 Spellow Lane, Walton, Liverpool and by 1911 his family were living at 29 Devonfield Road, Orrell Park, Liverpool but Albert was absent and presumably at sea. His father, whose profession is not clear, appears to have lived in Southampton at Woodfield on Charlton Road, appearing at that address on the 1912 Street Directory.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Jones gave his address as Woodfield, Charlton Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Majestic and as a second class steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.

Albert was lost in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

What became of Albert's family is unclear although his youngest sibling Robert later saw military service and also served in the Merchant Marine. He died in Buckinghamshire in 1989.


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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Albert Hugh Brabner Jones (ref: #1940, last updated: 2nd October 2015, accessed 5th June 2020 04:41:02 AM)