Fred Bottomley: he was born 7 January 1883 in Brighouse, England. He trained as a butcher. In 1901, he lived at Rock Street in Brighouse with his family and he was listed as a butcher, aged 17. He had two siblings noted as living in the family at the time; John, 20, a watchmaker, and Ellen, 15, a silk spinner. He enlisted in the 1st King’s Regiment (Liverpool) and served in India until about 1908. He became the manager of Nelson’s (butchers) in Brighouse. In 1910, he worked as a steward for the White Star Line, and served on the Adriatic. His parents were Willie, a wire drawer born about 1858 at Brighouse, and Annie (nee Earnshaw; born about 1862 at Knaresborough, Yorkshire) Bottomley, who had married in the third quarter of 1880 in Halifax, Yorkshire. In 1915, he apparently lived at 16 Church Fields Road in Brighouse. The Cunard Line stated his point of origin was New York. He survived the sinking of the Lusitania. He passed away in the last months of 1956 in Fylde, Lancashire, England.
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