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John Hall Hutchinson (1884 - April 15th, 1912) was one of the two carpenters on the RMS Titanic. The other being John Maxwell.

BiographyEdit

Born in the first quarter of the year 1884 in Woolston, Hampshire to Edward (1843 - 1919) and Dorothy Hutchinson (1849 - 1926).

John had eight siblings: Alice (b. 1870), Elizabeth Ann (b. 1873), Emily (b. 1875), Winifred (b. 1877), Dorothy (b. 1879), Edward (b. 1881), Mary (b. 1886) and William Allison (b. 1890).

When John signed on to the Titanic on April 10th, 1912; he gave his age as 26, address as 40 Onslow Road, Woolston and his previous ship as the Olympic. As ship's joiner he would receive monthly wages of £6.

During the voyage Hutchinson made the acquaintance of first class passenger Marie Grice Young. Miss Young was returning to America with some expensive poultry and each day Hutchinson took her below to check on the chickens. As a reward for his kindness Miss Young tipped him with some gold coins; Hutchinson was very grateful, and exclaimed, It's such good luck to receive gold on a first voyage.

Hutchinson may have been the 'carpenter' who rushed onto the bridge to inform Captain Smith that the forward compartments were flooding fast.

John Hall Hutchinson was lost in the Titanic disaster.

It is possible that the unidentified body #170, which was buried at sea was of John Hutchinson.

NO. 170. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 25. - HAIR, LIGHT.
CLOTHING - Black coat and suit; flannel shirt.
EFFECTS - Keys marked "Carpenters locker"; wood rule; silver watch and chain; memo book; 3s. 3 1/2d.
PROBABLY CARPENTER'S MATE.
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