Mr Thomas Knowles, 39, was born in Hampshire
When he signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April1912 he was living at Tanner's
Lane, East End, Near Lymington.
2 He had transferred from the Oceanic.
As firemens' messman he received monthly wages of £6.
Knowles was rescued in Collapsible
Crew Particulars of Engagement
- i. Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
ii.British Census 1881:
The crew sign-on sheets give his age as 39 and his birthplace as Hampshire.
The only Thomas Knowles of appropriate age in Hampshire in 1881 was
Thomas Knowles, aged 11, of 1 Goaters Alley, Holy Rood, Southampton.
Living with his father Benjamin (a dock Labourer), mother Elizabeth
and five siblings. If this is the correct person Knowles would have
been 42 in 1912.
- The Lymington Chronicle, 25 April 1912, p.5
- Agreement and Account of Crew
- Peter Engberg-Klarström, Correspondence with Editor
Clare Church, UK
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Hermann Söldner, Germany
Bill Wormstedt, USA
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Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Thomas Knowles
Age: 42 years
Marital Status: Married.
Occupation: Fireman Messman
First Embarked: Southampton
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Monday 8th January 1951
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