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Jean-Noël Malachard

Mr Noël Malachard was born on 21 December 1886 in Régnié-Durette, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, France, to Pierre Victor and  Thérèse Camille (nee Dusser Malachard,

In 1906, he lived in the ’’deuxième arrondissement’’ (twelfth arrondissement/area) of Lyons, France. He had a brother, Pierre Victor Léon Malachard, born 14 June 1883, who in 1912 lived at 72, Rue Auguste Comte, Lyon, France.

Noël Malachard was a cinematographer whose last residence was in Paris, France. 

He boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as second class passenger. He held ticket number 237735, price: £15 0s 11d.   It is speculated that he might have filmed the departure of the Titanic from her deck.

On board of the Titanic, he shared a cabin with René Lévy and an unknown man.

In the beginning of the voyage he made the acquaintance of Mrs Marie Jerwan. After the collision, he, together with Lévy and their cabin-mate told her: "We'll take care of you.". They went to the Boat-Deck and Marie Jerwan was helped by them into lifeboat 11. The men shouted: "Good-bye!", when the boat was lowered and waved their hands. That was the last time when Malachard was seen.

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

I regret to announce that M. Malachard [sic], of Messrs. Pathè Frères, was one of the passengers on board the Titanic. On enquiring at the company's offices I learned the sad news that a cable had been received from New York saying that he was among the lost. - The Bioscope 25 April 1912

Jean-Noel Malachard is remembered on a cenotaph at the Régnie-Durette Cemetery, France.

Newspaper Articles

Cinematographer Noel Malachard sent to film the 'France'


Souvenir card

Documents and Certificates

Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912, National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279]).
(1912) Register of Births, Marriages and Deaths of Passengers and Seamen at Sea, National Archives, London; BT334/52 & 334/53


Günter Bäbler (1998) Reise auf der Titanic: Das Schicksal der Schweizer, Chronos, Zurich
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Jean-Noël Malachard
Age: 25 years 3 months and 25 days (Male)
Nationality: French
Last Residence: in Paris, France
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 237735, £15 11d
Cabin No. D?
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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