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Frederick Bernard Wrapson

RMS Titanic Assistant Pantryman

Frederick Bernard Wrapson was born on 27 November 1893 in Southampton. 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.

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
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  1. Sarahwrapson

    fred was a close relative of mine and i would love to idenify his body but cant find any one to help me

  2. Angela Wrapson

    Sarah he was my father's uncle, and Daddy was named Frederick after him, I suspect, but I don't know any more than you do.

  3. Margaret Holford

    I am the daughter of Lilian Ethel Wrapson, niece of Frederick, born on Apr 12 1945. I wonder how bittersweet it was for my family thinking of their loss.  I too lost a son as a young man. My maiden name was Kimber. I now live in British Columbia,Canada and expect to be visiting my husband's family in New Brunswick this summer and will have an opportunity to visit Halifax to see for myself the commemorations to the sinking of the Titanic. I hope I will be able to acknowledge our family's loss in person should I find a commeroration to those lost but not identified.

  4. Margaret Holford

    I visited Fairview Cemetery, Halifax with my sister in law last month, the Titanic graves are laid out to represent the way the Titanic lays on the ocean floor. I found it very moving to be there and a tour guide asked us to join his group for his commentary which was very interesting. I had an opportunity to ask him if he knew of any memorial to commemorate those lost or buried at sea, he told me there wasn't one although he asked for my relative's name. He suggested I go to the Museum of the Atlantic and talk to someone dealing with the Titanic exhibition but as parking was difficult there... Read full post

  5. Margaret Holford

    Further to your inquiry, I have visited the Titanic graves and discovered there is not a memorial to those lost or buried at sea. Perhaps you can let me know your relationship to Frederick, he was my great uncle

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Frederick Bernard Wrapson
Age: 18 years 4 months and 18 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Ship: Olympic
Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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