Swane, Mr. George
Passenger: 2nd Class (Chauffeur to Allison family)
11 Dec 1892
Brighton, Sussex, England
12 Apr 1912
One of nine siblings, George was employed by Hudson Allison to be the family chauffeur and was booked on to Titanic to travel second class to Canada. He was in the cabin next to that of the cook who had also been employed by the same family, Amelia Brown.
On the night of the collision he had kept Amelia and the other women in her cabin awake as he had been enjoying a pillow fight with his cabin mates. After the collision George knocked on the ladies cabin door to warnt hem to get dressed and head to the boat deck as quickly as possible. Amelia was reluctant to heed the warnings and only got dressed later after the insistence of her cabin mate Selina Cook.
We know no more of the actions of George Swane that night. His body was recovered after the diaster and he was buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Nova Scotia.
Read more about the tragic story of the Allison family here.
Victim: Body recovered by Mackay-Bennett
Montréal, Québéc, Canada
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica