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Giovanni Basilico

Mr Giovanni Basilico was born in Ceriano Laghetto (Milan), Italy on 14 February 1885, the son of Cesare Basilico and Giuseppa Natalina Campi.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 27 Old Compton Street, London. The Titanic was his first ship. He boarded the Titanic on 10 April.

Basilico died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His family received relief from the Mansion House fund:

Number C. 311.
Basilico. Parents and six children received a grant of £25.

 

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Giovanni Basilico
Age: 27 years 2 months and 1 day (Male)
Nationality: Italian
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Waiter
Last Ship: First Ship
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

Corriere Mercantile (Genova) 18 Aprile 1912, "Names of the Italians" (Translation)
Corriere della Sera, 19 Aprile 1912, "Italians Shipwrecked" (Translation)
Il Lavoro (Genova), 25 Maggio 1912, Le vittime italiane nel disastro del "Titanic"

Documents and Certificates

Agreement and Account of Crew, National Archives, London; BT100/259
Estratto Per Riassunto Dal Registro Degli Atti Di Morte [Death Certificate]
Estratto per riassunto dal registro degli Atti di Nascita [Birth Certificate] (1)
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books, London Metropolitan Archives (COL/MH/AD/06/009)
(1912) United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List, Titanic Inquiry Project
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Acknowledgements

Claudio Mazza, Italy
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Brian J. Ticehurst, UK