Crew List

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This list is still incomplete.

   139 from 1066 are currently listed.

Nov.12 - Nov.21,1916

 

Officers & Crew

Commanding Officers

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Captain Charles Alfred Bartlett

1 Biography (Titanic Town website)

2 Career

3 Titanic Commutator; No.154;Vol.25;2001  

4 Appointed to the 'Britannic':  December 14th 1915; September 4th 1916

Ass. Commander Harry William Dyke

1 Career

2 Appointed to the 'Britannic':December 20th 1915; September 4th 1916

Chief Officer Robert Hume -

1 Career

Appointed to the 'Britannic':December 20th 1915; September 4th 1916

First Officer George Ernest Kemp Oliver -

1 Career

2 Appointed to the 'Britannic':September 22nd 1916

Second Officer Alfred Brocklebank -

1 Career

2 Appointed to the 'Britannic': December 20th 1915; September 4th 1916

Third Officer Francis William Laws -

Appointed to the 'Britannic':September 1916

Fourth Officer Duncan Campbell McTavish -

1 Career

2 Appointed to the 'Britannic': December 1915 (as Sixth Officer);September 1916 (as Fourth Officer)

Fifth Officer Gordon Bell Fielding -

1 Career

2 Appointed to the 'Britannic': September 6th 1916

Sixth Officer Herbert R. Welsh -

Appointed to the 'Britannic':November 10th 1916

Photos of Captain Bartlett and Ass. Commander Dyke are from the Titanic Historical Society Archives

Officers' appointments to the 'Britannic'

First Officer : From December 20, 1915:  James  Henry Callow From September 4, 1916: Hugh John Hollingsworth From September 22, 1916:George Ernest Kemp Oliver

Third Officer : From December 1915: J. H. Walker From May 1916: George Newlove From September 1916: Francis William Laws

Fourth Officer : From December, 1915: J. J. Harris From September 1916: Duncan Campbell  McTavish

Fifth Officer : From December, 1915: W. Walker From September 6 ,1916:Gordon Bell Fielding

Sixth Officer :  From December, 1915:Duncan Campbell  McTavish From September 1916: John  Chapman From  November 10, 1916:Herbert R. Welsh

 

Source

Article by Mark Chirnside at: http://www.markchirnside.co.uk/HMHS%20BRITANNIC%20OFFICERS'%20APPOINTMENTS.htm

 

Other Ranks

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Purser Claude B. Lancaster - Career
Master -At-Arms James A. Milne
Lookout George De Lara Honeycott -

Born:Southampton (1889) Married: Alice Martin (1913) Children: Kathleen May Honeycott (1916-1945)

Lookout J. Conelly - -
Lookout J. Murray - -

Surgeon:During the first 4 voyages the position was held by John Charles Hetherington Beaumont.

Engine Room

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Chief Engineer Robert Fleming Career
Ass. Chief Engineer Joseph Wolfe - Career
Senior Fifth Engineer J. Scott - -
Engineer's Writer Thomas Eckett - -
Engineer's Storekeeper E.G.C Long -

Injury to abdomen and lower ribs of right side. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.48).

2nd Electrician Pownall Gillespie - -

 

Firemen

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Leading Fireman Frank Joseph Earley - -
Leading Fireman R.E. Bennett - Injury to abdomen and lower ribs of right side. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.47).
Fireman Arthur John Priest -

Biography and career (Encyclopedia Titanica website)

Fireman W. Kelly - -
Fireman E. Biffen - -
Fireman J. Corly - -
Fireman Joseph Brown - -
Fireman George William Godwin - -
Fireman John George McFeat - -
Fireman G. Philps - -
Fireman William Smith - -
Fireman W. Kneller -

Compound fracture of left leg. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.22).

Fireman J. McEvoy - -
Fireman T.W. Mitchell -

Compound fracture of left leg. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.49).

Fireman F. Reed - -
Fireman C.G. Sparks - Amputation of right leg. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.24).
Fireman F. Whitlock - -
Fireman W. Ridett - -

 

Trimmers/Greasers

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Trimmer Robert Charles Babey - -
Trimmer Arthur Dennis - -
Trimmer Charles J. D. Phillips - -
Trimmer Percival W. E. White - -
Trimmer P. Healey -

Injury to right leg. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.67).

Trimmer H. Keamish - -
Trimmer J. Nolan - -
Trimmer William Hainsworth

Injuries to both hands after using a rope in order to escape from the boatdeck.

Greaser George Sherrin - -

 

Stewards

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Steward Thomas Walters - -
Steward Charles C. S. Garland - -
Steward James Patrick Rice - -
Steward Henry James Toogood - -
Steward Thomas Francis Tully - -
Steward J. Hughes - -
Steward S. Jenn - -
Steward H. Carr - -
Steward A. W. Breed -

He had also survived the sinking of the Arabic (torpedoed in August, 1915). He returned to his work in January, 1917, aboard the Adriatic.

Steward J. Smith - -
Stewardess Violet C. Jessop Biography and career
Stewardess C. Kemp - -
Stewardess E. Murray - -
Stewardess A. M. Skilling - -

 

Scouts

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Patrol Leader Edward Ireland - -
Scout George Perman The last known Britannic survivor.

Obituary by Simon Mills (TRMA website)

Scout James Vickers - -
Scout Henry Pope - -

Photo of George Perman courtesy of Simon Mills

Cooks/Bakers/Butchers/Laundry/Scullions

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Assistant Cook Taylor Thomas McDonald - -
Second Cook J. Herring - Amputation of left leg above knee. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.9).
Baker Henry Etches - -
Second Baker Walter Jenkins - -
Fourth Butcher Thomas A. Crawford - -
Assistant Laundryman George Sherratt - Amputation of left leg. Awarded the Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge (No.23). However, it was "considered questionable whether the applicant was incapacitated from performing the duties of a laundryman on board".
Laundryman W. E.Green - -
Scullion Leonard George - -
Scullion J. Kennedy - -

 

 

Royal Army Medical Corps personnel

 

Officers

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Lieut.Colonel Henry Stewart Anderson - O. C Troops
Major Harold Edgar Pristley - -
Captain J. L. Rentool - Responsible Nursing Sisters
Captain H. Slater - -
Captain E. G. Fenton - -
Captain T. Fearnhead - -
Captain W. Payne - -
Lieutenant R. A. Sheckleton - Responsible Patients
Lieutenant J. Starkie - Quarter Master
Lieutenant Harold Goodman - -
Lieutenant* John Cropper - -

*posthumously promoted to Captain

Lower ranks

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Sergeant-Major G. Pottinger - -
Sergeant S. S. Halliday - -
Sergeant William Sharpe - -
Sergeant W. J. Brunt - -
Sergeant W. Foggin - -
Sergeant F. H. Nichols - -
Sergeant S. Halliday - -
Corporal S. Ogden - -
Corporal O. H. Mugg - -
Lance-Corporal E. Gregory - -

 

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Private Percy Tyler - -
Private John  E. Cuthbertson - Arranged a reunion of Britannic survivors on November 30, 1955.
Private Arthur Binks - -
Private Henry Freebury - -
Private George William King - -
Private George James Bostock - -
Private Thomas Jones - -
Private Leonard Smith - -
Private William Stone - -
Private N. Bateson - -
Private W. H. Busson - -
Private W. McDowell - -
Private Samuel Best Died on November 7, 1963 (aged 67).
Private J. Radcliff - -
Private H. Brelsford - -
Private H. A. Hogbon - -
Private H. Jacklin - -

 

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Private W. H. Netherway - -
Private A. Ward - -
Private H. Ash - -
Private R. Adams - -
Private J. Fisher - -
Private J. Gleave - -
Private T. Kelly - -
Private T. C. Love - -
Private A. Moris - -
Private W. S. Bull - -
Private G. N. Smith - -
Private J. W. Sugden - -
Private W. K. Thompson - -
Private Bernard Talbot - Lost an arm after being hit by the ship's propellers.
Private E. H. Rowbotham - -
Private A. Worrall - -

 

Chaplains

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Chaplain John Fleming - -
Chaplain James B. Atkinson - -

 

The Nurses

 

RANK NAME PHOTO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Matron Elizabeth Annie Dowse - Biography (HSB)
Nurse Ada Garland -

A VAD reserve. Saved by HMS Scourge.

Nurse Sheila Macbeth Biography (HSB)
Nurse Barbara Mattison - -
Nurse W. Greenwood -

A Q.A.I.M.N.S reserve. Saved by HMS Scourge.

Nurse Rebecca McMurray Munro -

A Q.A.I.M.N.S reserve from Montrose, Scotland. Contracted tuberculosis while nursing patients on the Britannic. Died on April 30,1920 at 32. Buried at Montrose (Rosehill cemetery). 

Nurse M. E. Bowyer - -
Nurse E. Q. Blencowe - -
Nurse M. E. Turnbull - -

QAIMNS: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service

VAD: Voluntary Aid Detachment

Sources

- HMHS Britannic:The Last Titan - Simon Mills

- Hostage To Fortune - Simon Mills

- Imperial War Museum archives

- Britannic's log (courtesy of Simon Mills)

- Ian Edwards (info regarding Nurse Munro)

- Article from Medal News: The Mercantile Marine Silver War Badge by Bill Fevyer; ; March 1991 (courtesy of Adrian Crotty)

- The Titanic Commutator Vol.15;No.3;1991

-Bryan De Lara (info regarding Lookout George Honeycott)

-David Burnell (info regarding Private Samuel Best)

-Press kit issued for the TV documentary Calypso's Search For The Britannic (The Cousteau Odyssey series)