John Butterworth

Mr John Butterworth, 23, was born in Manchester.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 270 Priory Road, (Southampton). As a first class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. His last ship had been the New York.

Butterworth died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#116) and buried at sea on 24 April 1912.

NO. 116. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 26. - HAIR, RED.

CLOTHING - Dark clothes with steward's jacket; black boots.

EFFECTS - Cigarette case.


NAME - G. BUTTERWORTH. 270 Priory Rd., St. Dennis.

References and Sources

Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged.

Newspaper Articles

Brian J. Ticehurst Atlantic Daily Bulletin Jack Butterworth

Letters and Diaries

Letter from Jack Butterworth
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  1. Suzanne McTaggart said:

    Can anyone tell me anything about Saloon Steward John Butterworth and/or his family? I know he came from Manchester and thats pretty much it. Am particularly interested in his Mancunian background. Thanks!

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    Michael H. Standart said:

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    Brian J. Ticehurst said:

    Suzanne, Below is an article that I published in the Atlantic Daily Bulletin a couple of years ago: Butterworth, Jack. Lived at 270 Priory Road, St Denys, Southampton. Was 23 years old. Occupation on board the Titanic - Saloon Steward. (Born in Manchester). (From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913). Number 326. Butterworth, William James, Father. Class D dependent. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett and numbered 116. Estimated age 26. Hair red. Clothing:- Dark clothes with white Stewards jacket, black boots Effects:- Cigarette case. Buried at Sea.... Read full post

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