Mr Percival Salisbury Gollop was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in early 1882.
He was the son of Joseph Hurlston Gollop (b. 1849), a Dorset-born tailor, and Alice Bedloe (b. 1859) of Southampton. The couple were married in 1880 and went on to produce eight known children.
Percival's siblings were: Maud Daisy (1880-1880), Emma (1883-1949, later Mrs Walter Shiner), Lucy (1885-1968), Arthur Ernest (b. 1887), William Herbert Salisbury (1889-1917), Joseph Hurlston (1891-1956) and Albert Edward (1894-1962).
He first appears on the 1891 census living with his family at 54 Northam Street, Southampton and by the following census as a resident of 32 Buller (?) Street; he was then described as a plaster's labourer. The entire family appear to have resettled in Bournemouth within the next few years.
His mother died in 1910 but what became of his father is unclear. Percival appears on the 1911 census boarding at 56 Bridge Road, Southampton and he is described as an unmarried mariner; also residing at that address are two other future Titanic crewmen: Edgar Rowe and Fred Benham.
When he signed-on to the Titanic on 4 April 1912 Gollop gave his address as 27 Briton Street, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Olympic and as assistant passenger cook he received monthly wages of £4, 10s.
Percival Gollop died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
His brother William later died on the battlefields with the 2nd Battalion Hampshire Regiment on 23 April 1917. His last known surviving sibling was his sister Lucy who died a spinster in Bournemouth in 1968.