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Alfred Maytum

Birthplace: Kent, UK
Death: Died in TiTANIC at sea
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 141)
Place of Burial: Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Mark Maytum and Mary Ann Maytum
Brother of Edmund James Maytum

Occupation: Chief Butcher on maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic
Managed by: Dennis Joseph Middleton
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About Alfred Maytum

  • Name: Mr Alfred Maytum
  • Born in Kent England
  • Age: 52 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: at 12 Stafford Road Southampton Hampshire England - Map
  • Occupation: Chief Butcher
  • Last Ship: Olympic
  • Victualling crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
  • Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 141)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Wednesday 8th May 1912.

Mr Alfred Maytum, 49, was born in Kent.

Alfred Maytum (Daily Sketch 18 April 1912).

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April, 1912 he gave his address as 12 Stafford Rd, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As chief butcher he received monthly wages of £6.

Grave in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, N.S. (© Bob Knuckle, Canada).

Maytum died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#141) and he was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1912.


CLOTHING — Striped coat; white coat marked "A. May"; striped flannel shirt; blue trousers.

EFFECTS — Keys marked "Butcher"; stud; plain gold ring; six pence.

Height 5 ft. 3½ in.; Weight, 158 lbs. Age, about 50. Hair, Sandy, very Thin on Top of Head; Moustache very Light Marks, Second and Fourth Upper Teeth, left side, Missing. Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S... Wore white coat marked "A. May." Carried keys marked "Butcher". Effects include picture post card addressed Mrs Kempsey, Antrim Place, Antrim Road, Belfast.

References and Sources Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Daily Sketch, April 18, 1912 White Star Line (1912) Disposition of Bodies ex Titanic Recovered up to May 13, 1912. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Library Call No. VK T53 D63, White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"

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Alfred Maytum's Timeline

Kent, UK
April 15, 1912
Age 53
TiTANIC at sea
May 8, 1912
Age 53
Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada