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Frederick Tamlyn

Frdd Tamlyn

Frederick Tamlyn was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 27 October 1888. He was the son of George Alfred Tamlyn (b. 1847), a seaman, and Annie Matilda Hayter (b. 1855). His father was originally from Devon and his mother from Southampton and they had married in 1874.

Frederick was one of nine children but he lost one sibling in their infancy. His surviving siblings were: Alfred Charles (b. 1875), Walter (b. 1877), George Henry (b. 1878), Annie (b. 1880), Rosa Rhoda (b. 1882), Josiah (b. 1885) and Mabel May (b. 1890).

Frederick appears on the 1891 census when he and his family were living at 11 Upper Bannister Street, All Saints, Southampton. The family moved to 20 Southampton Street, All Saints by the time of the 1901 census and his father was by now working as a dock foreman. Frederick would live at this address for the rest of his life but would be absent from the 1911 census and presumably at sea at the time.

When Frederick signed on to the Titanic, on 9 April 1912, he gave his address as 20 Southampton Street, (Southampton). His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as a mess steward he would receive monthly wages of £4.

Frederick Tamlyn was lost in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay Bennett,( No. 123) and buried at sea.

NO. 123. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 24. - HAIR, DARK. 

CLOTHING - Brown jacket; uniform vest; black pants.

EFFECTS - One razor; discharge book 'A'.


NAME IN BOOK - FRED TAMLYN, 20 Southampton St., Southampton.

His parents, who later benefitted from the Titanic Relief Fund, continued to reside in Southampton, his mother passing away in 1919 and his father in 1925.

Newspaper Articles

Daily Post and Mercury Frederick Tamlyn
Hampshire Independent (11 May 1912) Death Notice (1)

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  1. Hanna Turunen

    What do you know about this mess steward? I read his biography from this site but I want to ask do you know anything else?

  2. Brian J. Ticehurst

    Morning Hanna - here is my printout on Mr. Tamlyn: Tamlyn, Frederick. Lived at 20 Upper Southampton Street, Bedford Place, Southampton. Occuaption - Mess Steward, Deck Department. 23 years old. (Born in Hampshire). (Death Notice from the Hampshire Independent 11th May 1912). Tamlyn, Frederick Dearly Beloved Son of Alfred and Annie Tamlyn of 20 Upper Southampton Street. Aged 23. Deeply Mourned by His Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters. (From the Minute Book of the White Star Company) The White Star Company had a Committee meeting on 23rd July 1912 at 10 Winter Street,... Read full post

  3. Hanna Turunen

    Thank you VERY much

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Frederick Tamlyn
Age: 23 years 5 months and 19 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Ship: Oceanic
Embarked: Southampton on Tuesday 9th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 123)
Buried at Sea on Wednesday 24th April 1912

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