About Owen George Allum
- Name: Mr Owen George Allum
- Born: 1894
- Age: 15 years
- Last Residence: at 22 Oswald Road, Southall London London England
- Occupation: Gardener
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 2223 , £8 6s
- Destination: New York City New York United States
- Died in the sinking.
- Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 259)
- Buried: Clewer Parish Churchyard Windsor Berkshire England on Wednesday 22nd May 1912.
Mr Owen George Allum, 18, was born in 1894, the son of William Allum, his birth was registered in Falmouth, Cornwall. He had a sister, Chloe.
As a young man he worked as a 'telegraph boy' for the local post office.
By 1912 he was a gardener living at 22 Oswald Road, Southall, London, he had also lived at 7 Gerrold Villas, Vansittart, Windsor, Berkshire. He embarked the Titanic at Southampton and was travelling in third class (ticket number 1223, £8 1s) bound for New York City to meet up with his father.
Allum was lost in the sinking, his body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett and taken to Boston on 4 May 1912.
NO. 259 — MALE — ESTIMATED AGE 17 — HAIR, DARK
CLOTHING — Grey tweed suit.
EFFECTS — Gun metal watch and chain; hair brush; 2 knives; cigarette case; pocketbook.
Third Class ticket number 1223.
NAME - Owen George Allum
7 Gerrold Villas, Vansittart, Windsor.
The body was brought back to England on board the Arabic on 17 May 1912 and was subsequently interred in the Clewer Parish Churchyard, Windsor, Berkshire on 22 May 1912.
- Record of Bodies and Effects (#259)
- White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, 76 pp., unpaged.
- Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55)
- Pat Cook USA
- Stephen Coombes, UK
- Chris Dohany, USA
- Brian Ticehurst, UK
- Geoff Whitfield, UK
Owen George Allum was born in a village called Mabe near Falmouth, Cornwall in 1894. His father, William Allum (b.1865 Bray, Berkshire) was a gardener by occupation who had married Clara Alice Eggleton (b.1867 Jersey, CI) at Wokingham, Berkshire in 1888. Their first child, Stewart was born in Reading, Berkshire in 1889.
Shortly following his birth the family moved from Berkshire to Cornwall and settled at Mabe where William Allum continued to work as a gardener.
Towards the end of 1892 their second child, Chloe was born, followed in 1894 by Owen and in 1898 by Grace Alice.
Sometime following Grace's birth the family moved away from Cornwall and settled at Chislehurst in Kent where they may be found on the 1901 UK census.
Contributor Steve Coombes