Born in Demerara in the West Indies. Served his apprenticeship with Messrs. Buchanan & Co., Messrs. McOnie, Harvey & Co. and with Messrs. Mirlees, Watson & Co. of Glasgow (Sir Renney Watson of that concern being his Godfather). Spent four years at sea with the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company before joining White Star in October 1908. Held a second class engineer`s certificate and was to have been married when Titanic returned.
Born in Southampton, and served his apprenticeship with the London & South Western Railway Company and sailed in vessels owned by that concern. Spent four years with the Isle of Wight Steam Packet Company and a short time on the private steam yacht White Ladye. Served ashore at Southampton with Harland & Wolf but decided to go to sea again and his first appointment was to the Titanic. Held a first class engineer`s certificate and left a widow and one daughter.
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