Mr Edward Charles Biggs

Mr Edward Charles Biggs 1 was born at 2, East Place, Southampton, Hampshire on the 30th August, 1891, the second son of Thomas and Rose Biggs. His siblings were - Margaret, Thomas, Stephen, John, Mary and Lilian.

When he signed on to the Titanic on 6th April 1912 he gave his address (also that of his parents) as 65 (Upper) College Street, (Southampton). He last ship had been the Orosava. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.

Biggs died in the sinking. His body, if recovered was never identified. His parents received financial aid from the Mansion House Titanic Relief fund.2

Notes

  1. The name Edward Charles comes from family sources. Another source gives his name as Edwin Alfred Biggs.
  2. Two years after the disaster it was reported to the trust that Biggs' mother had been up before magistrates for drunkenness. The board imposed a three month suspension of relief, at the end of the three months the money was reinstated but on condition that the money be expended on her behalf.
 

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  1. Tony Peckham said:

    Fantasitc site... Mr Edward Biggs (Fireman 58) was my Great Great Uncle... It has taken us some time to find him in the ship's crew listings, but this site has given us more information than we thought possible... Thank you...

  2. Dennis Roy said:

    This man was called Edward Charles Biggs and not Edwin Alfred Biggs, I would know because he was my uncle Thank you for making this page as i have never found any evidence of him before.

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Credits

Brian J. Ticehurst, UK

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)(Firemen #58)
Casualty List, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Hermann Söldner (ed.) (2000) RMS Titanic: Passenger and Crew List 10 April 1912-15 April 1912. ä wie Ärger Verlag.
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
 
Search archive British newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Edward Charles Biggs (ref: #1407, last updated: 16th July 2015, accessed 11th July 2020 22:03:47 PM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/edward-charles-biggs.html