About George Alfred Bennett
Mr George Alfred Bennett
- Born: Saturday 23rd July 1881 in Southampton Hampshire England
- Age: 30 years
- Marital Status: Single.
- Last Residence: at 3 Deal Street, St Marys Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
- Last Ship: Olympic
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr George Alfred Bennett was born at 13 Princes Street, Southampton on 23rd July, 1881 1, the son of Joseph Bennett, a merchant seaman and his wife Elizabeth Hannah (née Shinkfield)2.
George, who was unmarried lived at 3 Deal Street, St Marys, Southampton.
He signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Bennett died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
From the Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913: Number 36. Bennett, Mr. Father. Bennett Mrs. Mother.
From the Titanic Relief Fund Minute Book number 2, Southampton Area: Date 23rd April 1914. Case number C36. That a special grant of 2/6d per week for three months be made to Mr. and Mrs. Bennett (Partially dependent parents). Mrs. Bennett is suffering from acute rheumatism which is rendering her helpless.
Notes 1. When he signed-on he gave his age as 23. 2. Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett are buried in plot C175 #037 in the Old Cemetery, Southampton Common. A plaque in memory of their son was recently attached to the monument.
Documents Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth Crew Particulars of Engagement
References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Contributors Brian Ticehurst, UK Priscilla Winn, UK