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About Herbert Klein
- Name: Mr Herbert Klein
- Age: 33 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Barber Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Mr Herbert Klein, 33, was born in Bradford.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 50 Oakley Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Teutonic. As a barber he worked for tips and received only a shilling a week for living expenses.
Klein died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
After the disaster Klein's wife, Mrs Leah Klein, claimed £300 compensation under the Workers Compensation Act. The case was heard at Southampton County Court in August 1912. The White Star Line argued that the Barber was not an employee of the company and it was not liable for compensation.
References and Sources Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Southern Daily Echo, 13 August 1912
Credits Geoff Whitfield, UK
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