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George Richard Kemish

Birthplace: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry James Kemish and Ellen Kemish
Husband of Myrtle Ellaline Kemish
Brother of Alfred Henry Kemish and Mary Kate Kemish

Occupation: Fireman/Stoker
Managed by: Private User
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About George Richard Kemish

Mr George Kemish

  • Age: 24 years
  • Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
  • Engine crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued
  • 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

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Romsey, Hampshire, England
February 6, 1966
Age 78
Southampton, Hampshire, England