Alfred James Fellowes

Mr Alfred James Fellowes was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England on 11 June 1883 and was baptised on 26 July that year in St Peter's Church.  
He was the son of James William Fellowes (b. 1851), a master mariner, and Jane Emery (b. 1848). His father was a native of Newhaven, Sussex and his mother was Liverpudlian and they had married in Liverpool in late 1873.

One of eight children born to his parents, Alfred's siblings were: James William (b. 1874), Ada (b. 1876), Edgar (1878-1943), Elizabeth Maria (1881-1882), Edward (1886-1938)(1), Henry (1888-1926) and George Frederick (1891-1952).

Alfred first appears on the 1891 census living at 5 Northcole Road, Walton, Liverpool. The family are at the same address by the time of the 1901 census and by then Alfred, aged 16, was described as a barman.

On the 1911 census the family are living at 47 Willowdale Road, Fazakerley, Liverpool and an unmarried Alfred is described as a ship's steward.
Alfred was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again in Southampton on 4 April 1912 he gave his address as 51 Bridge Road, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Olympic and as assistant boots he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.

Alfred Fellowes was lost in the disaster; his body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#138) and buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912.

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CLOTHING - Green overcoat; blue trousers; grey coat; Steward's white jacket; black boots and socks.


EFFECTS - Gold ring; keys; scissors.



On 15 April 1914 Alfred parents placed the following memorial in the Liverpool Evening Express:

FELLOWES--In sad but loving remembrance of our beloved son and brother, Alfred Fellowes, who lost his life through the foundering of the Titanic on April 15th 1912. (Sadly missed by father, mother, sister and brothers.)
A day of remembrance sad to recall, but still in our hearts he is loved by all.

Alfred's parents continued to reside in Liverpool; his father died in 1920 followed by his mother on 24 October 1929.

He is mentioned on the family headstone in Anfield cemetery, Liverpool (section C/E 1, PLOT 739).

Alf Fellowes Memorial
(Courtesy of Trevor Baxter, UK)


  1. His brother Edward's birth date was 15 April 1886.

References and Sources

White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
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  1. Bryanna Fellows said:

    If my understanding is correct I believe this man was a cousin of my family. We found the letters from White Star Line, when my Grandfather was a boy, James R. Fellows Sr. It is exciting to find this young man, and heartbreaking.

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