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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.


  1. Senate lists says 33, Aubert Park, Highbury Hill.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Ugo Banfi
Age: 24 years 4 months and 6 days (Male)
Nationality: Italian
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Waiter
Embarked: Southampton
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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References and Sources

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"

Documents and Certificates

Estratto per riassunto dal registro degli Atti di Nascita [Birth Certificate]
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books, London Metropolitan Archives (COL/MH/AD/06/009)
(1912) United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List, Titanic Inquiry Project
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  1. Aino Turunen

    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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