Mr Joseph Alexis Bochatay, 30, assistant chef, was born on 27 November 1881 at Les Granges, Salvan, Kanton Wallis, Switzerland. From 1899 he served an apprenticeship as cook at the new Hotel Gay-Balmaz at Les Granges. His father Alexis Bochatay-Coquoz was farmer and joiner. His only son did not want to continue his fathers work, but left his home for England, where he served at various Hotels, ultimately as chef.
Before joining the Titanic he had sailed on the Olympic. Bochatay worked in the first class galley. He signed-on on 4 April 1912 and his wages were £10 per month. He gave his address as 28 Oakbank Road, Woolston, Southampton. He began work on the Titanic on 6 April 1912.
Joseph Alexis Bochatay died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
His parents received compensation of £120 and £2 of outstanding wages from White Star. From the Titanic Relief Fund they were given £85. His mother Marie died in 1926, his father Alexis died in 1932.
He has a memorial in Salvan, Switzerland.