Mr George Alfred Bennett

George Bennett
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(Courtesy of Chris Dohany, USA)

Mr George Alfred Bennett was born at 13 Princes Street, Southampton on 23rd July, 1881 1, the son of Joseph Bennett, a merchant seaman and his wife Elizabeth Hannah (née Shinkfield)2.

George, who was unmarried lived at 3 Deal Street, St Marys, Southampton.

He signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.

Bennett died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

From the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913:
Number 36. Bennett, Mr. Father. Bennett Mrs. Mother.

From the Titanic Relief Fund Minute Book number 2, Southampton Area:
Date 23rd April 1914.
Case number C36.
That a special grant of 2/6d per week for three months be made to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett (Partially dependent parents). Mrs. Bennett is suffering from acute rheumatism which is rendering her helpless.

Brian Ticehurst, UK
Priscilla Winn, UK

1. When he signed-on he gave his age as 23.
2. Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett are buried in plot C175 #037 in the Old Cemetery, Southampton Common. A plaque in memory of their son was recently attached to the monument.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books

Articles and Stories

Birth Certificate



Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund (13)


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