Mr Wilfred George Platt

Wilfred George Platt, 17, was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England in mid-1894, with his birth being registered in the September quarter of that year. He was the son of John Charles Platt (b. 1862) and Mary Amelia Platt (b. 1863), both Guernsey-natives who had married around 1889, perhaps in Guernsey.

Wilfred first appears on the 1901 census living at 8 Peto Street, St Mary, Southampton with his parents and siblings: John Charles (b. 1893) and Ida May (b. 1901). Another child, Mary (b. 1890) appears on the 1891 census when Wilfred's parents are living at 47 Clifford Street, Southampton  but the she doesn't appears on subsequent censuses at home with her family, perhaps at school. Wilfred's father is described as a seaman. On the 1911 census Wilfred, now described as an assistant butcher, is listed as living 107 Belgrave Road, Portswood, Southampton with his family.

When Wilfred signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his adress as 107 Belgrade Road, Southampton and his last ship as the Oceanic. As a scullion he received monthly wages of £3 10s.

Platt died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

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Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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(2019) Wilfred George Platt Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #2055, updated 27th June 2019 04:02:10 AM)