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John Albert Perkin Bradshaw

Mr John Albert Perkin Bradshaw was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, England on 29 April 1869.

He was the son of John Albert Buckley Bradshaw (b. 1844) and Mary Ann Holton (b. 1844) who had married in Pembrokeshire, Wales the year before his birth on 6 June 1868.

When Bradshaw appears on the 1881 census he is listed as a boarder at 19 Sandy Hill, Woolwich, London, the home of a Mr and Mrs John Simpson. The whereabouts of his parents is unknown. He later went to sea and served in the Royal Navy on 29 June 1887 and he served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry. He was listed on the 1901 census as a private aboard the Trafalgar, then docked at Weymouth, and he was described as unmarried.

He was married around 1908 to Florence Janet North (b. 1873), a native of Hayling Island, Hampshire, but their marriage was not officially recorded. The couple would have no children and when they appeared on the 1911 census they were listed as visitors at 45 Clarendon Road, Shirley, Southampton and John was described as a naval pensioner.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, John gave his address as 2 Portland Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic and as a plates steward he could expect to receive monthly wages of £3, 15s.

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

His widow Florence was remarried twice, her second marriage being in 1924 to Frank Hibberd (b. 1859), a widowed dairy worker with a large family. She died in New Forest, Hampshire in 1960.

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  1. rosebud

    rosebud said:

    Hi, I am looking for any information on John Albert Bradshaw, my Great Great Uncle. I have trawled the internet and found what's there but I had hoped some one might know more. I found him in the 1911 census so I know his full name and that he was living, as married, to my G G Aunt, Florence. I have not found a marriage registered, so maybe they were not married. Thanks rosebud

  2. rosebud

    rosebud said:

    Could anyone help as as to how to find (free/cheap) information on John Bradshaw and if he was married to my Great Aunt? Would there be a list of compensation... Read full post

  3. Deleted member 173198

    Deleted member 173198 said:

    Greetings Rosebud -- Welcome to the message board. Nothing is free and cheap nowaday's I am afriad to say! I like you have gone through the channels checking for the registration of a marriage. Rather strange as no disposition is recorded. His birth is recorded but no marriage. Compensation Claims are much harder to locate as a vast majority over the last hundred years have disappeared. The occasion report can be found in a local newspaper. If I were you 'rosebud' I would turn my search to place of his birth and switch tactis by checking the local library to see what local papers... Read full post

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr John Albert Perkin Bradshaw
Age: 42 years 11 months and 16 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Florence Janet North
Last Residence: at 2 Portland Street Southampton, Hampshire, England
Last Ship: Oceanic
Embarked: Southampton on Thursday 4th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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