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About George Kemish
Mr George Kemish
- Age: 24 years
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
- Died: Sunday 6th February 1966
Mr George Kemish, of 238 Shirley Road, Southampton, survived the sinking.
Kemish was helping Engineers Harvey, Shepherd, and Leading Fireman Barrett in Boiler Room No. 5 when the bulkhead between No. 5 and 6 collapsed. Kemish escaped and made his way up to the Boat Deck and escaped in Lifeboat 9.
After the disaster, Kemish continued serving at sea until the 1930's, serving whenever possible on coal burning ships for health reasons. He also corresponded with Walter Lord, during the research for the book A Night to Remember.
Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement Southern Evening Echo, 14 April 1958, Article
References United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List Donald Hyslop, Alastair Forsyth and Sheila Jemima (1997) Titanic Voices: Memories from the Fateful Voyage, Sutton Publishing, Southampton City Council. ISBN 0 7509 1436 X Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3 Daniel Allen Butler (1998) Unsinkable: The Full Story of the RMS Titanic
Contributors Brian Ticehurst, UK Bill Wormstedt, USA