Mr Pierre Rousseau

Mr Pierre Rousseau, 49, was born in France. When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as c/o Gatti, London. His actual address was 7 Kennerton Place, London SW.

Pierre Rousseau
(Daily Sketch 20 April 1912)

Rousseau had previously worked as chef at North Brittish Station Hotel in Edinburgh, as well as Luigi Gatti's London Resturant, and the Olympic from where he was transfered to the Titanic.

Rousseau and the kitchen clerk Paul Maugé made it up to the Boat Deck, when Mauge jumped into a lifeboat (? #13), he pleaded to Rousseau to jump as well, but Rousseau couldn't because "He was too fat" as Maugé would later testify.

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

Brian Ticehurst, UK
Geoff Whitfield, UK

References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Daily Sketch (London), 8 June 1912
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
Dave Bryceson (1997) The Titanic Disaster: As Reported in the British National Press April-July 1912. Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN-1-85260-579-0
Colonel Archibald Gracie (1913) The Truth about the Titanic. New York, Mitchell Kennerley United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
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