Walter Alexander Bishop (c.1878 - 1912) MP

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Birthplace: Southampton, UK
Death: Died in TITANIC at sea
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
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About Walter Alexander Bishop

  • Name: Mr Walter Alexander Bishop
  • Born in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Age: 34 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: at 16 High Street Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Bed Room Steward
  • Last Ship: St. Louis
  • Victualling crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
  • Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered

Mr Walter Bishop, 34, was born in Southampton.

He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 248 Romsey Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the St Louis. As a bedroom steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

Bishop encountered First Class Passenger Mrs Arthur Larned Ryerson after the accident and when questioned about why the engines had stopped he explained that there was talk of an iceberg, and they had stopped to avoid running over it.

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

Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement

References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)

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