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George Fox Hosking

Birthplace: Shaldon, Devon, England
Death: Died in Titanic
Cause of death: Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Richard Hosking and Mary Elizabeth Hosking
Husband of Ada Alice Hosking
Father of Iris May Hosking; George Thomas Hosking and William Bock Hosking
Brother of Thomas Hosking; William Champion Hosking; Bessie Strang and Helena Christina Hosking

Occupation: Senior 3rd. Engineer
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About George Fox Hosking

Mr George Fox Hosking

  • Born: Tuesday 30th November 1875 in Shaldon Devon England
  • Age: 36 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: at 28 Avenue Road, Itchen, Southampton Hampshire England - Map
  • Occupation: Senior 3rd. Engineer
  • Last Ship: Olympic
  • Engine crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body Not Recovered

Mr George Fox Hosking, 36, was born in Shaldon, Devonshire, the son of Thomas Richard Hosking (Master Mariner) and Mary Elizabeth Hocking (née Strang). George was baptised at Ringmore Church, Shaldon, Devon on 30 November 1875. He was brother to Thomas Hosking, William Champion Hosking, Bessie Strang Hosking and Helena Christina Hocking.Hosking lived first at 33 The Green, Shaldon and later 17 The Green with his family. He was educated at Teignmouth Grammar School. On leaving school he was apprenticed to A W Robertson & Co of Royal Albert Dock, London. His wife was Ada Alice, they had 3 children, Iris May (b.1905), George Thomas (b.1907) and William Bock (b.1910). In 1912 the family were living at 28 Avenue Road, Itchen, Southampton.

He served on the following vessels: Flintshire. RM Steam Packet (1 1/2 years), 2nd Engineer on Trelosk. Then on the Georgia. He served in a non-permenant position on White Star ships such as the Athenic and Teutonic. He joined permenantly in 1904 as fourth engineer on the Bovic followed by the Republic. He served as senior third engineer aboard the Olympic before being transferred to the Titanic. He held a first class certificate of competency.

Hosking died in the sinking, his body was not recovered.

Credits Steve Coombes, UK Chris Dohany, USA Denis Griffiths, UK Brian Ticehurst, UK

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George Fox Hosking's Timeline

November 30, 1875
Devon, England
Age 29
Southampton, England
Age 31
Southampton, England
Age 34
Southampton, England
April 15, 1912
Age 36