Mr Arthur Leopold Tizard

Arthur Leopold Tizard 1 was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in early 1881 and his birth was registered in the second quarter of that year.

He was the son of Charles Edward Tizard (b. 1849 in Weymouth, Dorset) and Ellen Mary Ann Bundy (b. 1848 in Southampton, d. 1902) who had married in late 1868 in Southampton.

Arthur had six known siblings: Ellen Elizabeth (b. 1869), Charles Walter (b. 1871), Samuel David (b. 1875), William (b. 1877), Caroline Victoria (b. 1878) and Frederick (b. 1885).

Just prior to Arthur's birth his family were listed on the 1881 census whilst living at 21 Melbourne Street, St Mary, Southampton and his father was described as a mariner. When Arthur first appears on the 1891 census, he and his family are living at 7 Nelson Place, All Saints, Southampton.

Arthur was married in Southampton in late 1900 to Emily Biles (b. 1882 in Southampton). The couple would have five children: Arthur Joseph (1903-1977), William Alfred (b. 1905), Emily Ellen (1906-1987), Frederick (b. 1908) and Frank (b. 1910).

When the family appear on the 1911 census they are living at 23 Lower York Street, 43 Southcliffe Road, Northam, Southampton and Arthur is described as a dock labourer.

When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Arthur gave his address as 23 Lower York Street, (Southampton). His previous ship had been the Hermione (?). As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.

Arthur Tizard was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

His widow Emily was remarried in 1914 to Robert Longman and had at least one more child. What became of her is unknown.


  1. Variably spelled as Tizzard or Tizard on various records.

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References and Sources

United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
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(2019) Arthur Leopold Tizard Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1682, updated 22nd September 2019 06:30:33 AM)