Wednesday, 27 January 2010

The First Captain of the Titanic - Herbert James Haddock

The wife and children of Herbert James Haddock

Lieut Geoffrey Haddock
24th Batln Victoria Rifles
2nd Canadian Division
Killed in action at Courcelette France Spt 17th 1916

Mabel Eliza Bouchette

Herbert James Haddock and Mabel Eliza nee Bouchette

My gt grandmother lived in Bitterne Southampton and these are photographs passed down to me.
She worked for the family probably helping with the upkeep of the family home.

To find out more about this family see my public tree at


LOUIS said...

Interested in the biography of Capt Herbert James Haddock, I was surprised to find these nice unknown family photographs.
Interested in any further information available.
Some documents published on the blog are not clear and need some more explanation.
Thanks for contacting

Oscar Watcher said...

I'm also researching the life of Capt. Haddock and would love to talk to you about any other history you might be able to share.


Ralph said...

Herbert James Haddock was the brother of my great Uncle John Haddock. What a coincidence that he should Captain the Titanic which was built in Belfast and that I was born in Belfast. His brother John also lived in Belfast, although born in England.
Would be interested in sharing info of family etc

Pharmer said...

There is more about the Haddock Family on my public tree at Ancestry.

LOUIS said...

Ralph, What is your position in Haddock's family tree?
I know John Cecil Haddock (1865-1916)but have no information on his descendance.
I have contacts with one of captain HJ Haddock's grand daughters who is living in England.

tintin said...

I have 30 pages of Captain Herbert James Haddock's history together with masses of data on the other seafaring Haddock's. Contact me on

tintin said...

I have 30 pages of information about Captain Herbert James Haddock and even more on the other seafaring Haddocks

Please contact me on

Matthew Watson said...

not entirely sure , but I think HJH was my great great grandfather? his son Herbert was married to my great gran . She had three daughters Joanna, Nicola and Judith. Nicola married John Watson and they had four children, Andrew, Phillipa, Deborah and Daniel. I am Andrew's eldest son Matthew.

Hilary Gadsby said...

Matthew I have a public tree on the Ancestry website for the family. You are welcome to access the information I have discovered.