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Roberto Urbini

Roberto Urbini was born in Rome, Italy on 14 June 1891. He was the son of Alberto Urbini.

He came to England as a young man and shows up on record on the 1911 census living at 16 Manette Street, Soho, West London and he was described as an unmarried hotel waiter.

He later went to work for Mr Gatti and the Titanic would be his first ship. When he signed on, on 6 April 1912, his address was given as 32 Jessie Terrace, London, a collective address for Gatti employees. He came aboard on 10 April.

Roberto Urbini died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. His father later received a grant of £60 from the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund.

To mark the centenary of the disaster a plaque commemorating Roberto Urbini and his colleague Roberto Vioni was unveiled at the Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese. It reads:

IN OCCASIONE DEL CENTENARIO
ROMA CAPITALE
RICORDA
I GIOVANI LAVORATORI ROMANI
ROBERTO URBINI
E
ROBERTO VIONI
SCOMPARSI NEL DISASTRO DEL
TITANIC

Nella solitudine del mare
a un abisso dalta vanita umana
e dall' Orgoglio dela Vita che la progetto
ess in silenzio giace
(Thomas Hardy)

15 APRILE 1912 15 APRILE 2012

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Sig. Roberto Urbini
Age: 20 years 10 months and 1 day (Male)
Nationality: Italian
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Waiter
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Recovered

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References and Sources

Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913 (C-640)
Tragedy of the Titanic, April 15, 2012 (http://titanica.org/1pqUXnc)

Newspaper Articles

Corriere della Sera (18 April 1912) Still missing a complete list of the italian's shipwreked
Corriere della Sera (19 April 1912) Italians shipwrecked
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