Harold Bride
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Harold Sydney Bride (1890 - 1956)

Harold Sydney Bride
Born in London, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Glasgow, Scotlandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2014
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Biography

Harold Bride was aboard the RMS Titanic.

Harold Bride is the youngest son of Arthur Bride and Mary Ann Lowe.

Census

"England and Wales Census, 1891,"[1]

Arthur J Bride Head Male 39 Surrey, England
Mary A Bride Wife Female 42 Surrey, England
Arthur J Bride Son Male 16 Surrey, England
Frank W Bride Son Male 14 Surrey, England
Edwin L Bride Son Male 13 Surrey, England
Marie C Bride Daughter Female 3 Middlesex, England
Harold S Bride Son Male 1 Kent, England
Nellie Cookson Servant Female 16 Surrey, England

"England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9ZY-HVX : 20 May 2019), Harold S Bride in household of Arthur J Bride, Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Lewisham subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

Arthur J Bride Head Male 49 Bermondsey
Mary A Bride Wife Female 51 Bermondsey
Arthur J R Bride Son Male 26 Rotherhithe
Frank W Bride Son Male 24 Rotherhithe
Edwin L Bride Son Male 22 Rotherhithe
Marie C Bride Daughter Female 13 Wood Green, Middlesex
Harold S Bride Son Male 11 Deptford
Elizabeth Lone Mother-In-Law Female 76 Walworth

"England and Wales Census, 1911,"[2]

Arthur John Bride Head Male 59 Bermondsey, Surrey
Mary Anne Bride Wife Female 60 Bermondsey, Surrey
Harold Sydney Bride Son Male 21 Deptford, Kent


In June 1911 Harold finished his training with the Marconi Company and was on his way to being a Radio Officer. Harold started his first assignment July 1911 on the Haverford and later worked on the Beaverford, the LaFrance, the Lusitania, and the Anselm has their wireless operator.[3]

With less than a year experience Harold was assigned to the Titanic with "Jack" John Phillips both joined the Titanic in Belfast and signed articles under the Victualling Department at Southampton on 9th April,1912. Harold's monthly wages were set at wages of £2 2s 6d. [4]

During the Titanic's sinking Harold Bride states that he prevented a Stoker from taking Jack Phillips Life Preserver. Captain Smith released the Radio Department but they choose to stay sending distress messages until water was entering the Wireless Room. On the Boat Deck Harold helped with getting the last collapsible boat ready. Harold was said to have left the Titanic without his shoes. On Harold's rescue by the Carpathia both feet were injured one due to frostbite and the other was smashed.

In the years after the Titanic Harold returned to the sea in 1913 for a short time then worked ashore first as a Pharmacist then was a Pharmaceutical Salesman.


Sources

  1. "England and Wales Census, 1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q8ZV-46Z : 2 May 2019), Harold S Bride in household of Arthur J Bride, Deptford, London, England, United Kingdom; from "1891 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, London county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWDW-ZD3 : 8 July 2019), Harold Sydney Bride in household of Arthur John Bride, Beckenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. Wikipedia Article Harold Bride
  4. Encyclopedia Titanic Harold Bride


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