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Robert Charles Bristow

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Hampshire, UK
Death: April 15, 1912 (27-35)
TITANIC at sea (Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 290) )
Place of Burial: Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada
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About Robert Charles Bristow

  • Name: Mr Robert Charles Bristow
  • Age: 31 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Steward Victualling crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Died in the sinking. Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 290)
  • Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Monday 6th May 1912.

Left: Robert C. Bristow Right: His grave in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, N.S. (© Bob Knuckle, Canada).

Mr Robert C. Bristow, 31, was born in Hampshire.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 49 Western Road, (Southampton) [1]. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a third class steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.

Bristow died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#290) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 6 May 1912.

NO. 290 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 36 - DARK HAIR, LIGHT MOUSTACHE CLOTHING - Plain blue serge suit; steward's white coat, marked "Bristow"; cholera belt.

EFFECTS - Letter to "R.C. Bristow, 49 West Ridge Road, Portswood; 9s.; ship's key's, stewards's department".


Notes 1. The address found among his effects was 49 West Ridge Road, Portswood, Hampshire

Available Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement Record of Bodies and Effects (#290)

References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) 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.

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Hampshire, UK
April 15, 1912
Age 31
TITANIC at sea
May 6, 1912
Age 31
Halifax, Halifax County, NS, Canada