Pietro Giuseppe Bochet 1 was born at 9 pm on 29 September 1868 in Saint-Pierre in Aosta in northern Italy, one of several children born to Bernardo Giacomo Bochet and Maria Rosa Paillex.
On 9 September 1896 Bochet was married, in the Commune of La Thuille, to Maria Eugénie Dolores Martinet2 (b. 1871). The couple remained childless but later adopted a daughter, Maria Zelia Lale-Gerard (b. 1897).
The small family relocated from Italy to England where Bochet worked in various restaurants; by the time of the 1911 census they were living at 19 Stephen Street on Tottenham Court Road, west London and Bochet was described as a restaurant superintendent.
When he signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912 Bochet gave his address as 4 Tonbridge House, Mercer Street, Long Acre, London. The Titanic was his first working sea voyage and he boarded the ship on 10 April. As a member of the waiting staff in the ship's à la carte restaurant, he was therefore employed and paid by Luigi Gatti.
Giuseppe Bochet died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.
Bochet's probate, settled on 11 December 1912, lists his last address as 5 Shakespeare Avenue, Southampton; his estate was valued at £120, 16s and later administered to his widow who also received financial relief from the Mansion House fund.
What became of his widow is uncertain; his adopted daughter was married in Southampton in 1918 to Luigi Rodolfe Toschi and they had a son named Paolo following year. What became of them is also unclear and there is a possibility that they resettled in Italy.