Mr Charles Thomas Cecil

Mr Charles Thomas Cecil, 20, was born in Penge, Kent in 1891.1 the son of Thomas John Cecil (a hairdresser), and Mary (nee Stewart).  He had one younger brother Ernest Stewart Cecil2 (1897-1991) and an older sister Alice (born 1889).

In the 1911 Census he was listed living with his parents and brother at 85 Derby Road, Southampton, but when he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 194 Millbrook Road, (Southampton).  He was listed in the census as a ship's steward, and it was as a third class steward that he boarded the Titanic for which he would receive wages of £3 15s.

His last ship had been the St. Louis.

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

  1. His birth was registered in Croydon (Mar 1891). The 1911 census gives his birthplace as Beckenham, Kent.  In 1891 the family were living in Penge.  In the census that year his sister's birthplace is given as Beckenham and his as Penge. When he signed onto the Titanic his birthplace was recorded as Hampshire.
  2. It has been suggested that he brother Ernest became an apprentice to Titanic victim, music dealer Henry Price Hodges, although in the 1911 census the brother is listed as a Hosier's apprentice.
References and Sources
General Register Office Index of Births, Marriages and Deaths
British Census
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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