George Frederick Sweet (1897 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Castle Cary, Somerset., UK
Death: Died in Atlantic Ocean
Managed by: Anne-Marie Healy-Kalishoek (C)
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Mr George Frederick Sweet

  • Adopted son of the Herman family
  • Born: Friday 16th April 1897
  • Age: 14 years
  • Last Residence: in Yeovil Somerset England
  • Occupation: Farm Labourer
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 220845 , £65
  • Destination: Bernardsville New Jersey United States
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr George Sweet was born in 1897 in Castle Cary, Somerset.

A farm labourer, he boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger together with with his adoptive father Samuel Herman with whom he had been previously employed and Samuel's family. Their destination was Bernardsville, New Jersey. Sweet had a joint ticket with the Hermans, number 220845, £65.


Hermans "adopted" him only symbolically. His parents (Joseph Sweet and Anna, née Chamberlain) still lived in 1912 and received 15 pounds sterling from the Titanic Relief Fund.

(source e-Titanica / Herr Hermann Söldner) Mr Sweet, died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.

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George Frederick Sweet's Timeline

April 16, 1897
Castle Cary, Somerset., UK
April 15, 1912
Age 14
Atlantic Ocean