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Georges Alexandre Krins

Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in At sea - Titanic casualty
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About Georges Alexandre Krins


  • Name: Mr Georges Alexandre Krins
  • Born: Monday 18th March 1889
  • Age: 23 years
  • Last Residence: in London London England
  • Occupation: Musician
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 250654
  • Cabin No.: E
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr Georges Alexandre Krins, 23, was born in Paris, 18th March, 1889. He entered the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liège, Belgium on 30th October 1902 and studied there until 1908.

He reportedly wished to pursue a military career. However, he was persuaded by his parents to return to remain in civilian life. He worked in his father's shop and played in La Grande Symphonie, Spa. In 1910, he entered as first violin at Le Trianon Lyrique in Paris. After that, he travelled to London and played 2 years at the Ritz Hotel until in March 1912. In the beginning of April 1912, when he was recruited by CW & FN Black in Liverpool to play on the Titanic, he was the bandmaster of the Trio String Orchestra playing near the Café Français. His London address was 10 Villa Road, Brixton.

Krins died in the disaster, his body, if recovered, was never identified.


  • Le Soir (Belgium), 5th May, 1912
  • JF Germain, L'écho du naufrage du Titanic en Belgique
  • RTL-TVI, Les belges du Titanic, Television Programme


  • Philippe Delaunoy, Belgium
  • Jean-Francois Willame

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mr W. Theodore Ronald Brailey
  • Mr Roger Marie Bricoux
  • Mr John Frederick Preston Clarke
  • Mr Wallace Henry Hartley
  • Mr John Law Hume
  • Mr Percy Cornelius Taylor
  • Mr John Wesley Woodward

Georges Krins was born on March 18, 1889 in Paris, France. His family moved back to Belgium shortly after his birth and lived in Spa. He attended the Academie de Musique de Spa and then the Conservatoire Royal de Musique in Liege until 1908. There he won first prize with highest distinction for violin. He worked in his father’s shop and played in La Grand Symphonie of Spa until he moved to Paris in 1910 to be first violin at Le Trianon Lyrique. After moving to London, he played at the Ritz Hotel as well as becoming bandmaster of the Trio String Orchestra which played near the Café Francais until March 1912. He was then recruited to play on the Titanic. His body was never recovered. - See more at:

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Georges Alexandre Krins's Timeline

March 18, 1889
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
April 15, 1912
Age 23
At sea - Titanic casualty