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Ernest Cyril Price

Ernest Cyril Price was born in Islington, London, England in early 1895. He was the son of Henry Price (b. 1868) and Minnie Ada Smith (b. 1872).

His father Henry, a gas and hot water fitter, was born in St Luke, London. He was married in St Stephen's Church, Islington on 22 May 1892 to Minnie Ada Smith, a native of Islington and the couple went on to have five children. Ernest's known siblings were: James Thomas (b. 1901) and Frederick John (b. 1906)

Ernest first appears on the 1901 census when he and his family were living at 45 Cornwallis Road, Islington. The 1911 census shows the family living at 93 Grove Road, Upper Holloway, London and Ernest was then described as a hotel porter.

When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Ernest gave his address as 1 Aspley Villa, Acton, (London), a common address for several of the restaurant staff. The Titanic was his first ship and as the restaurant barman he would be in the employ of and paid by Luigi Gatti.

Price died in the sinking, his body was recovered by the MacKay Bennett:

© Bill Fowler, Canada


CLOTHING - Green double-breasted overcoat; dark suit; vest marked 'G. P. O.'

EFFECTS - Comb; knife; letters.

93 Grove Road, Holloway, N.

He was buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Ernest Cyril Price
Age: 17 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at 1 Aspley Villa, Acton London, England
Occupation: Barman
Last Ship: First Ship
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 186)
Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Wednesday 8th May 1912

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Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#186)
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  1. Gillian Mead

    Gillian Mead said:

    My great, grandmother was Annie Lewis (nee PRICE). She lived in Islington, London with her husband Thomas. The area they lived in was Holloway, that is the same address area as Ernest Price gave. Could Ernest be Annie's younger brother, nephew or a cousin???? Does anyone have any further information on Ernest Price......family or not. Thank-you for checking.

  2. Andrew J. Kahl

    Andrew J. Kahl said:

    Need info on him. Please and thankyou! [Moderator's note: This message, originally a separate thread not in any Crew Research subtopic, has been moved to this pre-existing thread about the same person. MAB]

  3. aerofool

    aerofool said:

    I am trying to find any living relatives of Mr. Ernest Price, who was a barman. I believe he may be a relative of my daughter through my ex-wife. Her family has records coming from England, and has a great grandfather also named Ernest Price. I am wanting to see if there is any connection.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2014) Ernest Cyril Price (ref: #2061, last updated: 31st March 2014, accessed 21st January 2022 22:04:24 PM)
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