Left: Baptiste Allaria.
Right: His grave in Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S. (Photo: © Bob Knuckle, Canada).
Sig. Battista Antonio (Baptiste) Allaria, 22, was born in Molini di Triora, Provincia di Imperia, Italy on 31 May 1889, the son of Antonio and Maria Anna Caldani.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 9 Orchard Place, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic.
Allaria died in the sinking, his body was later recovered by the cable-ship MacKay Bennett (#221) and was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 6 May 1912.
NO. 221 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 25 - DARK; NO MARKS ON BODY
CLOTHING - Green overcoat; dark coat and trousers; "A.B." on drawers.
EFFECTS - Knife; razor; padlock; keys marked "waiter's lavatory"; comb; P.O. Savings account book; pocketbook; discharge "A."
Crew Particulars of Engagement
Comune di Triora, Provicia di Imperia, Estratto per riassunto dal Registro degli Atti di Nascita (Birth Certificate)
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged.(#221)
Corriere Mercantile (Genova) 18 Aprile 1912, "Names of the Italians" (Translation)
Corriere della Sera, 19 Aprile 1912, "Italians Shipwrecked" (Translation)
Il Lavoro (Genova), 25 Maggio 1912, Le vittime italiane nel disastro del "Titanic"
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Lugli Giorgio, Molini di Triora, Italy.
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Titanic Commutator, Crew List, 1 February 1975.
Claudio Mazza, Italy
Bob Knuckle, Canada
Gianluca Parodi, Italy
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Brian Ticehurst, UK