Catherine Walsh Roche was born on 27 October 1869 in Clonmel, County Tipperary.
She married John Roche in 1897 and lived in London.
On the 22nd September 1904 at the City of London Hospital on 228 Old Street, their daughter Kathleen Roche was born. The occupation of her father John Patrick Roche is given as Asylum Clerk, and along with her mother, Catherine Roche, the family’s place of abode is listed at 12 Montfort House, Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, London, E1.
When she boarded the Titanic, she gave her local address at 57 Church Road, Southampton. The owner of the premises was Thomas Dorman. According to her family, she pretended to be single to get the job and her age as 32. She was listed under her maiden name as K. Walsh.
Selina Rogers recalled: We had a very nice stewardess, Miss Walsh... I was feeling very sick. The stewardess was very kind and brought me a glass of milk.
Catherine Walsh died in the disaster her body, if recovered, was never identified.
Her daughter Kathleen died in 2001 in Ireland at the age of 97.