About Henry Philip Creese
Mr Henry Philip Creese
- Born: 1868
- Born in Falmouth Cornwall England
- Age: 44 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: at 2 Enfield Grove Woolston Hampshire England
- Occupation: Deck Engineer
- Last Ship: Olympic
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Belfast on Tuesday 2nd April 1912
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Henry Philip Creese, 44, was born in Falmouth.
Henry served his apprenticeship with Harland & Wolff after which he joined the Head Line. He subsequently served with the Ulster Steam Ship Co., the Isle of Wight Steam Packet Company and aboard the steam yacht Maund. He spent 14 years with White Star and served aboard many ships in the fleet. Henry held a second class engineer
When he signed on for Titanic on 6 April 1912, he gave his address in Southampton as 2 Enfield Grove, Woolston. His previous ship had been the Olympic. As deck engineer he received monthly wages of £10, 10s. Henry was lost in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified. He left a widow and two children, both girls.
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913 Number 82. Creese, Annie, Widow. Creese, Dorothy: Gladys, both children. All class C dependants.
He is remembered on the Engineers Memorial, East Park, Southampton, the Liverpool Titanic and Engineers memorial, the Glasgow Institute of Marine Engineers memorialand the Institute of Marine Engineers memorial, London. He is named on the family grave at Hollybrook Cemetery, Lordswood, Southampton. The inscription reads:
In Loving memory of Our Dear parents In Loving memory of our Parents - Elizabeth Anne Incledon Creese who passed away February 8th 1937 aged 64 years Henry Philip Creese Who Lost His Life through The Foundering of the Titanic April 15th 1912 aged 44 years. Is also remembered on a gravestone in Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth, Devon, the inscription reads: Sacred to the Memory of Charles Creese Died 20th December 1920 aged 93 Jance Creese devoted wife of the above Died November 15th 1919 aged 93 Henry Creese, Engineer Who lost his life by the sinking of the SS Titanic, after she collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New York 15th April 1912 aged 45 Captain William Creese Son of the above Torpedoed in SS Jutland November 19th 1917 aged 60 At Rest He also is remembered on the family grave at Falmouth Cemetery, Falmouth, Cornwall. The inscription reads - as above, he has a Memorial brick in his name in the Woolston, Southampton, Millennium Garden known as the Feathers in Victoria Road Woolston - which opened in April 2002.
References and Sources rew Particulars of Engagement The Falmouth Packet, 26th April 1912, Falmouth Man Drowned Southern Daily Echo, 30 April 1912, Death Notice Minute Book of the White Star Company, 23rd July 1912 United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List Institute of Marine Engineers Session 1912-1913 Vol. XXIV Memorial to the Titanic Engineering Staff. Percy Lund & Co. Ltd.
Credits Steve Coombes, UK Dr Denis Griffiths, UK Chris Dohany, USA Brian Ticehurst, UK Bill Wormstedt, USA
Henry Philip Creese's Timeline
Falmouth Cornwall, England
April 15, 1912