Mr Charles Valdemar Jensen

Mr Charles Valdemar Jensen, 25, was born on Copenhagen, Denmark.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 17 Morris Road (Southampton). His last ship had been the Atrato. As a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. He was the only crew member from Scandinavia

Jenson died in the sinking, leaving a widowed mother Maren Justine Christine Jensen (neé Mikkelsen), a sister and two brothers. The Mansion House Fund paid £20 and later £60 to his mother. She later received a further £80 in compensation.

His body, if recovered, was never identified.

 

Credits

Klaus Egvang, Denmark
Leif Snellman, Finland
Claes-Göran Wetterholm, Sweden

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Claes-Göran Wetterholm (1988, 1996, 1999) Titanic. Prisma, Stockholm. ISBN 91 518 3644 0

Link and cite this biography

(2017) Charles Valdemar Jensen Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1936, updated 26th August 2017 13:49:01 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/charles-valdemar-jensen.html

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