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Arthur Leopold Tizard

Mr 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; d. 1891) and Ellen Mary Ann Bundy (b. 1848 in Southampton; d. 1902) who had married in Southampton in late 1868.

Arthur had eight known siblings: Ellen Elizabeth (b. 1869), Charles Walter Thomas (b. 1871), Samuel David Richard (b. 1875), William (b. 1877), Caroline Victoria Maud (b. 1878), Edith Ann Maud (b. 1884), Frederick Bernard (b. 1886) and Sidney Allen Wallace (1888-1888).

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 on 11 October 1900 to another native of that city, Emily Biles (b. 12 September 1881) who was the daughter of plumber Joseph Biles and the former Ellen Hedditch. The freshly married couple appear on the 1901 census as boarders of 23 College Street, Southampton and Tizard was described as a steamship stoker. 

Arthur and Emily would go on to have five children: Arthur Joseph (b. 28 September 1903), William Alfred (b. 17 December 1905), Emily Ellen (b. 20 November 1906), Frederick (b. 27 July 1908) and Frank (b. 10 October 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 Tizard gave his address as 23 Lower York Street, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Hermione and as a fireman, he received monthly wages of £6.

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

His widow Emily was remarried in 1914 to a Robert Longman with whom she had a daughter Emily Esther Sponder (b. 1915). Emily did not live to see her new daughter and other children grow as she passed away on 5 May 1915 at the age of 33. Her daughter Emily passed away in 1918 at the age of 2. 

Arthur is remembered on the Titanic memorial boards formerly at St. Augustine's Church, Southampton, now in the safekeeping of the Southampton Maritime Museum.

His son Arthur later worked as a master-builder; he was married in 1930 to Gladys Irene Ayles (1907-1974) and had two children. He died in Hedge End, Hampshire on 18 March 1977.

His son William worked as a merchant seaman; the last known trace of him was when he arrived in Britain from India aboard the City of Venice in February 1942 and what became of him thereafter is unknown.

Daughter Ellen was married in 1942 to William David Donworth (1917-2003) and had two children. She died in Southampton in 1987.

Son Frederick is believed to have later worked aboard the railways but what became of him is not certain. 

Son Frank worked in the food industry and lived in Essex with his common-law wife Beryl (b. 1912). He died in Bedfordshire on 28 February 1991.


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

References and Sources

United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
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  1. Gary (2496)

    This is a super article. My name is Gary Tizard, Arthur Leopold Tizard was my great grandfather

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Arthur Leopold Tizard
Age: 31 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Emily Biles
Last Residence: at 23 Lower York StreetSouthampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Fireman
Last Ship: Hermione
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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