Nova Scotia Archives

RMS Titanic Resource Guide

List of Bodies

In the process of searching for, recovering, identifying and forwarding the remains of those lost on the Titanic, various official records were created in 1912, and have survived. We are pleased to present below an alphabetical list of those lost, constructed from two printed documents created at the time, which are scarcely known and have seldom been seen before. Each name on the alphabetical list below, including the long run of unidentified bodies, has also been linked electronically to its corresponding file in the Fatality Reports available elsewhere on this website.

The first printed document used in compiling the artificial list below is the 'Disposition of Bodies ex Titanic Recovered up to May 13, 1912.' It has been scanned for this website so that online visitors can experience visually the appearance of the original. The document was constructed in two sections, 'List of Bodies Identified and Disposition of Same,' and 'List of Bodies Unidentified and Disposition of Same.' Although the listing is incomplete — there are various gaps in the numbering sequence — the document is nevertheless significant.

The printed 'Disposition of Bodies' contains 23 pages and lists 328 bodies found at the disaster site and either buried at sea or brought back to Halifax. The document is arranged in alphabetical order by surname for those identified, followed by a lengthy list of the unknown. Information recorded for each body includes name of the individual (if known), distinguishing physical features and notations regarding clothing and personal effects found on the body (if unidentified) and details concerning final disposition of the remains. Printed and bound, there were probably several copies of the document, which was no doubt prepared by the Provincial Secretary's Office in Halifax for the White Star Line in New York City.

Two additional body numbers have been added to the alphabetical list below, namely #329, picked up by the CGS Montmagny, and #330, retrieved by the SS Algerine. As well, body #4, initially unidentified and later named as 'Baby Paulsson,' is now corrected in the electronic version to 'Sidney Leslie Goodwin,' his identity conclusively proved in 2003 by DNA investigation.

The Nova Scotia Archives also holds a second, equally rare list of Titanic victims, published on or about 4 May 1912. This has been used as well in creating the artificial alphabetical list, and a digital copy is available on this website. This slightly earlier version is titled 'Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew SS Titanic) Recovered by Cable Steamer MacKay-Bennett, Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, NS: Details Compiled from Records of the Mackay-Bennett [up to May 3, 1912].'

The print version of this earlier list stops at body #306, but includes two typed pages added loosely at the end for numbers 307 - 330, namely those bodies retrieved by the CS Minia, CGS Montmagny and SS Algerine. Numbers 324, 325 and 326 were not used, for unknown reasons, although the Fatality Reports include a file for #326, an unidentified body.

The list printed on or about 4 May 1912 is likely the more complete of the two, but only because of the two additional loose pages. The 80-page copy scanned for presentation here also includes unique annotations in red and occasionally black ink, inserted at the time by an unknown hand.


Name No. on List How Disposed of Remarks
Unidentified, Female3Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore chemise marked "J.H." in red. Other clothing: Gray cloth jacket, red jersey jacket, blue alpaca blouse, blue serge skirt, woolen combinations, black stockings, black boots, gray cholera belt.
Unidentified, Female5Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Effects include: Crucifix, snuff box and medallion, two silver rings and one turquoise ring.
Unidentified, Male6Buried at sea.Blue tattoo mark, and wore copper wire ring on thumb of right hand. Nothing else to identify.
Unidentified, Female8Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore chemise marked "B.H." in red on front. Wore boots, size No 8. Sum of 150 Finnish marks sewed in clothing.
Unidentified, Female12Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Shoes marked "Parsons Sons, Athlone"; medallion round neck marked "B.V.M." ; wore wedding ring, keeper and another gold ring; locket and photo; one jet and one bead necklace.
Unidentified, Female13Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Probably an Italian; wore two green cotton blouses, green cotton skirt, striped petticoat; nothing else to identify.
Unidentified, Male20Buried at sea.Wore badge of Sailors' and Firemen's Union; blue coat and blue White Star jersey. No aids to identification. Probably sailor.
Unidentified, Male21Buried at sea.Had paper reading "Dec. to Jan. 1911; First Saloon waiter S.S. Majestic," also keys marked "locker 7 E. Deck." Wore steward's jacket, vest and trousers; laundry mark "E."
Unidentified, Male24Buried at sea.Blue jersey; blue and red flannel shirt; green trousers; black boots. Probably a sailor.
Unidentified, Male26Buried at sea.Addresses found on body: "Mr. Freyer Lawrence Villa, Stephenson Road, Cowes"; also "G. R. Barnes, 22 Sidney St., Cambridge." Wore blue serge jacket and steward's white coat. Probably an Italian cook.
Unidentified, Male28Buried at sea.No effects but address of Shakin Bros., 155 Broad St., Ottawa, on body.
Unidentified, Male29Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Nothing to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male30Buried at sea.Wore badge of Sailors' and Firemen's Union. Nothing to aid in identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male33Buried at sea.Nothing to aid in identification. Clothes indicated oiler.
Unidentified, Male36Buried at sea.Steward's uniform. Left arm tattooed all over; right arm, clasped hands and heart, breast, Japanese fans. Gold ring engraved "Madge."
Unidentified, Male39Buried at sea.Wore evening dress; trousers; black double-breasted overcoat; brown jacket an dvest. Silver watch and a sovereign case. Nothing else to aid indentification.
Unidentified, Male40Buried at sea.Nothing to aid in identification. Probably sailor.
Unidentified, Male42Buried at sea.Lining torn from clothing, marked "Kinos Successors, 322-323 High Holborn, W.C. City Branch, 14 Cheapside, No. 4058. A 217/5/10. Name, Mr. Mayer.
Unidentified, Male44Buried at sea.Steward's coat and trousers; white shirt marked "F.W.I.", keys marked "C Deck"; linen locker.
Unidentified, Male48Buried at sea.Steward's coat, vest and trousers; flannel shirt. Nothing to aid identification.
Unidentified, Female54Buried at sea.Wore wedding ring and keeper. Had one gold upper tooth.
Unidentified, Female55Buried at sea.Had among effects, gold watch marked on back "C.K.S.," pinned on left breast. Opal and pearl rings, also garnet ring, engraved "H.N. to D.S." Wedding ring engraved "A.L. to C.S., April 21st, '09." (All rings left on fingers).
Unidentified, Male56Buried at sea.Wore half hunter gold watch No. 5,119 English make, and gold chain. False teeth, upper jaw.
Unidentified, Male57Buried at sea.Wore vest marked "H.L." Letter in pocket to "Dear Humph," from "Dick," possibly a steward.
Unidentified, Male60Buried at sea.Wore company's uniform; probably steward for rooms 82, etc.; no other marks to aid to identification.
Unidentified, Female63Buried at sea.Had purse with miniature photo of young man and a photo locket. No other aid to identification.
Unidentified, Male65Buried at sea.Tattoo on right forearm; three dots.
Unidentified, Male71Buried at sea.Coat marked "Hospital Attendant"; trousers marked "M.O." key ring with address Mrs. Van Push, 732 E. 15th St., New York City.
Unidentified, Male73Buried at sea.Handkerchief marked "H.J."; silver watch; engineer's uniform. Nothing else to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male74Buried at sea.Nothing to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Female76Buried at sea.Possibly Italian; name "Ethel" inside of watch; garnet ring on watch chain, originally two stones, one missing.
Unidentified, Male78Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattoo marks on left arm, "E.G., anchor, clasped hands and heart and sailor;" on right arm, "anchor and woman."
Unidentified, Male84Buried at sea.Wore dungaree coat and trousers, and gray flannel shirt. Nothing to aid identification.
Unidentified, Male86Buried at sea.Had keys marked "Engineers' Storekeeper." Nothing else to identify.
Unidentified, Male87Buried at sea.Wore badge, "Riverside and Dock Workers' Union." No other aid to identification, possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male88Buried at sea.No aids to identification; probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male92Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification; probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male94Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification; probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male95Buried at sea.Tattooed right arm: woman, butterfly and anchor; left arm: butterfly, knight's head, and lady. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male99Buried at sea.Tattooed-right arm: clasped hands and heart, American flag and lady; left arm: "Dieu et mon droit." No other aid to identification. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male102Buried at sea.Wore uniform, vest and white jacket. No other aid to identification.
Unidentified, Male104Buried at sea.Wore gray suit, also plain ring, left on finger. Effects include gold engraved ring and memo book. No further aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male105Buried at sea.Wore blue serge suit and striped shirt marked "B.D." No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male106Buried at sea.Tattooed: Right arm, "Aggie"; left arm, crossed hands and heart. No other aids to identification. Possibly a sailor.
Unidentified, Male112Buried at sea.Steward's uniform and ship's badge No. 42 No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male113Buried at sea.Tattooed: Right arm, angel of love with thistle below; left arm, girl's head in centre of anchor, a ship, and flower with "Flo." in centre. No other aids to identification. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male114Buried at sea.No aid to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male117Buried at sea.Effects included silver watch and chain, and purse of French gold. No marks to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male118Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Possibly an oiler.
Unidentified, Male125Buried at sea.Steward's uniform, washing mark "G.V.N." Wore company's badge, No. 37.
Unidentified, Male128Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Ship's uniform. Carried open-faie watch, made by Thomas Howard, 157 Kirkdale Road and 200 Rice Lane, Liverpool; stamped "German make." Had post card with picture of 4 little girls on reverse side. Also 1x2 instantaneous snapshot of boy or young man.
Unidentified, Male129Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattooed right arm: girls' bust; "Cissie" below. No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Female132Buried at sea.No other aids to identification. Probably third class passenger list.
Unidentified, Male134Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Jacket marked "A." No other aids to identification. Possibly a steward.
Unidentified, Male136Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male137Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattooed: Right arm, British and American flags. No other aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male139Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore boiler suit and jacket. No other aids to identification. Possibly an engineer.
Unidentified, Male141Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore white coat marked "A. May." Carried keys marked "Butcher." Effects include picture post card, addressed Mrs. Kempsey, 83 Antrim Place, Antrim Road, Belfast.
Unidentified, Male154Buried at sea.Wore blue jacket, gray vest and black trousers. No other aids to identifcation.
Unidentified, Male157Buried at sea.Wore ship's uniform. Key, tagged linen locker No. I C Deck. Address found in effects: Miss McElroy, Layton, Spottisbury, Dorset.
Unidentified, Male160Buried at sea.Wore bracelet. No other aids to identification. Possibly a sailor.
Unidentified, Male162Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male164Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male170Buried at sea.Carried key No. 73, marked "Carpenter's Locker." Silver watch and chain; memo book. No other aids to identification. Possibly carpenter's mate.
Unidentified, Male178Buried at sea.Tattooed, right arm: "anchor and rose," wife's name "Madge." Six pawn tickets in possession, and following addresses: Henry Murray, Sailor's Home, Southampton, and 45 Fir Grove Road, Southampton; Sidney Sedunary, 47 Fir Grove Road and 98 N'land Road, Southampton; John Sedunary, 47 Fir Grove Road, Southampton.
Unidentified, Male179Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male180Buried at sea.Wore steward's white coat; black coat and dungaree trousers. No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male182Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male185Buried at sea.Wore blue coat with brass buttons; trousers; steward's white coat; green singlet; green jersey with white bands. Probably second class steward.
Unidentified, Male193Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore light rain coat; uniform jacket with green facing and vest; purple muffler; carried cigarette case; silver watch; knife with carved pearl handle, and brass button marked "African Royal Mail"; also English lever watch.
Unidentified, Male194Buried at sea.Gray overcoat Artex singlet; nightshirt; dress, trousers. Wore gold ring marked "H.B." or "B.H."
Unidentified, Male198Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male203Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore blue serge suit, union cable belt and striped flannel shirt. Tattooed right arm: snake around cocoanut palm, hand with bouquet of roses; left arm, woman's bust over wreath and dagger. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Female210Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore long green overcoat; purple jacket; skirt; no corsets; brown shoes; black stockings.
Unidentified, Male212Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Steward's uniform; first saloon steward's badge, No. 73.
Unidentified, Male213Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore mixture suit; green shirt; no coat. Effects include keys, pocket scissors, knife and about $45.00 money in American and Canadian bills.
Unidentified, Male214Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's badge No. 41. Nothing else to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male216Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's uniform; truss, and black boots. Nothing to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male220Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore black coat; flannel singlet and dungaree trousers.
Unidentified, Male223Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's uniform. Nothing to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male228Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore dungaree coat and trousers; grey shirt and drawers; body belt. No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male229Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Nothing to aid in identification.
Unidentified, Male233Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.No aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male237Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore dark gray suit; letters "F.H." on shirt. Effects included openface nickel watch and silver chain with match box attached; tortoise-shell tobacco pouch; two little pictures-one of town hall, Portsmouth, and one of Portsmouth coat of arms.
Unidentified, Male240Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore gray overcoat; blue serge suit and white sweater. Efects included nickel or silver box purse for coins; silver maltese cross of coronation of Edward VII, 1902, attached to watch chain; silver watch with three photos (enclosed in back thereof), of two women and a boy with cap on; maker of watch, J.B. Yabsley, 72 Ludgate Hill, London; watch key attached to chain engraved "Panny," 2 Richmond Street, Brighton.
Unidentified, Male243Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore black cloth overcoat; steward's vest and trousers marked "Stone." Effects included gold double-headed snake ring; ship's keys marked second staterooms E 99-107. Tattooed on left arm: Chinese dragon; on right arm: American flag and clasped hands.
Unidentified, Male248Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore dungaree trousers and gray striped jacket. Nothing to aid in identification. Probably member of cook's department.
Unidentified, Male254Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattooed on left arm: Woman's bust and Union Jack; also woman in kilts, and on right arm: Man's head (cowboy); clasped hands and heart (true love), and flower. Nothing else to aid identification. Probably a sailor.
Unidentified, Male257Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore boiler suit; uniform jacket (double-breasted); green striped flannel shirt. Nothing found to aid identification. Possibly an engineer.
Unidentified, Male262Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's coat, vest trousers, green overcoat, with tag "Miller & Son, Southampton"; shirt marked "A. Franklin." Effects included nickel watch stamped "Joe Meyer's Special" on face. Bunch of keys, including key of stateroom 38; wire spring belt with anchor buckle, stamped inside with a wreath surmounted by a crown; small card printed "Mr. W. Harris," with "Jun." added in writing.
Unidentified, Male264Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's white coat; blue coat and trousers; uniform vest; blue jersey; black boots; drawers were marked "H. Lyon." Effects included brass watch stamped on face "Evening Times"; gold-rimmed spectacles, and tickets for "second stateroom D 51 to D 89."
Unidentified, Male265Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's uniform. Effects included silver watch; keys marked Nos. 7 and 9. Nothing further to aid identification. Probably a steward.
Unidentified, Male274Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore blue suit; pajamas and drawers marked "L. B." Effects included key with tag marked second staterooms "F1 to F14." No further aid to identification. Possibly a steward.
Unidentified, Male278Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore dungaree coat and trousers; gray flannel drawers. No aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male279Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore blue serge suit; white shirt; underclothes marked "B. C." Tattooed on right arm, a monument (a cross in memory to my dear mother), and on left arm "B. C." Clothing made by Wolf Bros., 50 East Street, Southampton). Possibly a steward.
Unidentified, Female281Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore black coat; blue shirt; red jersey; green blouse; wollen singlet; gray underskirt; black boots and stockings. No other aids of identification.
Unidentified, Male288Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore two gold rings, one a chain ring; white shirt with fancy front. Carried gun-metal watch. No other aids to identification. Probably a Greek.
Unidentified, Male289Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore steward's uniform, and gold ring with green stone; ship's key, No. 37. Tattooed: left arm, anchor, cross and heart (all in one).
Unidentified, Male291Buried at Hebrew Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore two pairs pants; pajamas; blue suit; dark overcoat; uniform buttons on vest; blue striped woolen vest; wrist watch. No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male296Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattooed: Right arm, ship on back of hand; girl and snake on arm, left arm, girl's bust. No other aids to identification. Possibly a fireman.
Unidentified, Male303Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Tattooed: Right arm, clasped hands across heart, girl's bust with wreath beneath. Left arm, life belt with "Good Hope" ship in centre.
Unidentified, Male308Buried at Fairview Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Handkerchief marked "A.H.F." No other aids to identification.
Unidentified, Male310Buried at sea.No aids to identification. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male318Buried at sea.Wore brass watch and chain. No other aids to identification. Probably a fireman.
Unidentified, Male326Buried at sea.Wore steward's white coat; light check overalls; coatmaker's mark. "Baker & Co., Southampton." No further aids to identification. Possibly a steward.
Unidentified, Female328Buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, N.S.Wore lace trimmed red and black overdress; black underdress; green striped underskirt; black woolen shawl and black slippers. No further aids to identification. Probably a third class passenger.