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Edward John Burton

Mr Edward John Burton was born in St Denys, Hampshire, England on 26 February 1877.

Known as Ted, he was the son of Charles Burton (1849-1921), a tin worker, and Elizabeth Beacham (1852-1925), Hampshire-natives who had married in 1872. He had two known siblings, William Charles (b. 1874) and Elizabeth Mary (b. 1875).

On the 1881 census, Edward and his family are recorded at Baytree Cottage, Millbrook, Hampshire; they had hade relocated to 30 Southampton Street, All Saints, Southampton by the time of the 1891 census. The family are not identifiable on further census records. 

When he signed on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 Burton gave his address as 24 Chapel Street, Southampton (the home of a Mr and Mrs Walter Biddlecombe and their family) and his previous ship as the Atrato. As a fireman, he could expect to earn monthly wages of £6.

Edward Burton, who was unmarried, died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

BURTON--Youngest son of Charles & Elizabeth Burton, 8 Marine Parade. Deeply mourned by his loving father and mother, brother and sister - Southern Daily Echo, 8 May 1912

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Edward John Burton
Age: 35 years 1 month and 17 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 24 Chapel Street Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Fireman
Last Ship: Atrato
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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