George Alexander Hallett

George Alexander Hallett was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in early 1889.

He was the son of Charles Hallett (b. 1843), an engineer's fitter, and Jane Tree Broderick (b. 1846), natives of Dorset and Hampshire respectively who had married in 1871 in Southampton and who would go on to have nine children, two of whom would die in infancy.

George's siblings were: William (b. 1869), Edith Jane (b. 1872), Charles Alfred (b. 1876) Frederick (b. 1878), John Isaac (b. 1881), Elizabeth Ellen (b. 1883), Alfred (b. 1886) and Rose (b. 1892).

On the 1891 census George, his parents and siblings are living at 12 Castle Square, Southampton and his father is described; they had relocated to 2 St Michael Square, Southampton by the time of the 1901 census. George is absent by the time of the 1911 census but his family are residents of 1 Villiers Road, Shirley.

When he signed on to the Titanic Hallett gave his address as 101 Church Street, Southampton and his previous ship as the Oceanic. As a fireman he could expect to earn monthly wages of £6.

George Hallett was lost in the Titanic disaster and his body, if recovered, was never identified. The following death notice appeared in the Southampton Times on 1 June 1912:

HALLETT--In ever loving memory of George, the dearly beloved youngest son of Charles and Jane Hallett, 101 Church Street, Shirley, Southampton, who died at sea in the wreck of the s.s. Titanic, April 15, 1912, aged 22 years.

"He's gone, the fair flower of our own fireside,
Snatched away in the midst of his bloom,
But yet his sweet memory remains with us still;
Though he's laid in the cold, silent tomb."

Gone, but not forgotten.

His parents remained in Southampton; his mother died in 1915 and his father in 1929.

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