Frederick Bernard Wrapson, 18, was born in 1893 in Southampton, his birth being registered in the last quarter of that year. His parents were William Alfred Wrapson (1856-1899) and Emily Hammond (1854-1939), both natives of Fareham, Hampshire who had married in 1875. He had seven siblings: Rosa Emily, Frank, Harry Hammond, George Alfred, Charles Edward, Herbert William and Alice May.
The family appear to be absent for the 1901 census returns but reappear for the 1911 census. By this they are living at 33 Southampton Street, Bedford Place, Southampton. Frederick's mother is a widow and he himself is described as a railway porter.
Frederick, who was unmarried, had previously served aboard Olympic.
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 33 Southampton. Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As a 1st class assistant pantry steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Wrapson died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Gavin Bell, UK
References and SourcesAgreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)