Mr August Johnson

Mr August Johnson1, 49, was born in New York around 1863.

In 1912 he was living in Southampton with his wife Elizabeth and seven surviving children2.  His occupation in 1901 was given as Master at Arms.  In 1912 he was working for the American Line as a seaman.  He boarded the Titanic as as a third-class passenger (ticket number 370160), he boarded at Southampton.

The other American Line employees were William Cahoone Johnson Jr., Lionel Leonard, William Henry Tornquist, Alfred Carver and Thomas Storey.

Johnson died in the sinking. His body if recovered was never identified.

He is remembered on a brass plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Millbrook, Southampton.


1. Sometimes listed as Alfred Johnson 2.  Muriel V (born 1897), August Charles Hubert (born 1899), Victoria Evelyn Louise (born 1901), Lillian Lavinia Winifred (born 1902), Edith Gladys (born 1906), Mona Rita Beatrice (born 1909), Florence May (born 1910).  Ten children were born in total.  Three died prior to  the 1911 census.

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Hampshire Independent (1912) 

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