Served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Higginson before making his first sea voyage aboard a vessel owned by the Elder Line. he remained with Elder Line until obtaining his chief engineer`s certificate of competency at the age of 23 years when he joined the White Star Line as third engineer aboard the Delphic. He served on a number of vessels in the fleet achieving the rank of senior second engineer aboard the Adriatic before being selected as junior second engineer for the Titanic. He was an Associate Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. he left a widow (Mary) but no children. He lived in Baden Road, Knotty Ash, Liverpool and left an estate valued at £405 8s 8d.
(3 February 1878 - 15th April 1912)
Born in Belfast educated at the Belfast Royal Academy and Porta Royal School, Enniskillen. Served his apprenticeship with the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway. Volunteered to serve in the South African War during 1899 and was amongst the first to join the 46th Company Imperial Yeomanry, gaining the Queen`s medal with three clasps and the King`s medal with one clasp. Upon return from South Africa joined the shore staff at Harland & Wolff and then went to sea as an Engineer with Lowther, Latta & Co. before leaving to join White Star. Appointed Assistant Third Engineer aboard RMS Teutonic in 1907 and appointed assistant Third Engineer on RMS Olympic before joining RMS Titanic. He held a First Class Engineer Certificate of competency, was a freemason and engaged to be married.
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