Ugo Banfi

Italian Waiter RMS Titanic

Ugo Banfi, 24, was born at Caravaggio (Bergamo), Italy on 9 December 1887 the son of Giuseppe Antonio Banfi and Francesca Paltenghi.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 9 April 1912, he gave his address as 23 Aubert Park Finsbury, [London] 1. The same address as Francesco Nannini. The Titanic was his first ship. He boarded the Titanic on 10 April.

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

In the Cemetery at Caravaggio there is a tombstone in memory of him. His parents received financial relief from the Mansion House fund:

Number C. 342. Banfi.
Parents received a grant of £60.


Senate lists says 33, Aubert Park, Highbury Hill.

References and Sources

Estratto per riassunto dal registro degli Atti di Nascita (Birth Certificate)
Corriere Mercantile (Genova) 18 Aprile 1912, "Names of the Italians" (Translation)
Corriere della Sera, 19 Aprile 1912, "Italians Shipwrecked" (Translation)
Il Lavoro (Genova), 25 Maggio 1912, Le vittime italiane nel disastro del "Titanic"
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books

Documents and Certificates

Estratto per riassunto dal registro degli Atti di Nascita [Birth Certificate]
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  1. Aino Turunen said:

    Does anyone know anything about this waiter? (anything else than what is in that biography in et)? Thank you!! :D

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2016) Ugo Banfi (ref: #1730, last updated: 5th February 2016, accessed 30th July 2021 05:28:29 AM)

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