About Ewart Sydenham Burr
- Name: Mr Ewart Sydenham Burr
- Age: 29 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: in Woolston Hampshire England
- Occupation: Saloon Steward Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Mr Ewart Sydenham Burr1, 292, was born in Bristol3.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 48 Above Bar, (Southampton)4 although his home was 34 Victoria Road, Woolston5 where he lived with his wife Ethel. They had been married for two years and had a baby son Cecil6.
As a first class steward Burr received monthly wages of £3 15s. His last ship had been the Oceanic7.
He wrote a letter to his wife which he posted when the Titanic touched at Queenstown on 11 April 1912. In it he describes working in the first class saloon and serving at the Countess of Rothes' table8.
Burr died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified9. Ethel Burr received word of his death on 19 April in a telegram:
Much Regret Burr not Saved10
Notes 1. Southern Daily Echo, 28 March 1998 Titanic: A Voyage into History 2. The Crew Agreement and "Marriages, Births, Deaths ..." give his age as 29, Southern Daily Echo, 28 March 1998 give his age as 28. 3. Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) 4. Ibid. 5. Southern Daily Echo, op cit. 6. Ibid. 7. Agreement op cit. 8. Southern Daily Echo, op cit. 9. Marriages, births, deaths and injuries that have occurred on board during the voyage (PRO London, BT 100/259-260) and 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. Details compiled from records of the "Mackay-Bennett". Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, c. Friday May 3, dark purple card covers, initial page entitled, Key to accompanying List showing how bodies have been disposed of:, probably printed in Halifax, N.S., 76 pp., unpaged, Body No. 1 to 306 inclusive: annotated in red ink below each body's data with burial permit and cemetery data, and with two extra typed pages added for the Minia, Montmagny and Algerine; Body Nos. 307 to 324 inclusive, Nos. 326 to 329 inclusive and No. 330 respectively. 10. Southern Daily Echo, op cit