Mr William Chapman Peters was born in Poplar, London on 10 January 1886.
In the 1911 census he is listed with the Royal Navy in Dartmouth.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 114 Ludlow Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Royal Naval vessel H.M.S. Hercules. As an able bodied seaman he received monthly wages of £5.
He was rescued in lifeboat 9.
In 1913 he married Mary A. Niblock in Southampton, and they would have three children: Florence Jean (1915-2002), Norah (born 1915) and Robert (born 1919).
Peters went on to serve on the Lusitania and was (according to his family) on board when she was torpedoed on 7 May 1915. He survived and went on to serve on the Duchess of Richmond, the Media and finally the Queen Elizabeth were he was the Master at Arms.
References and Sources
CR10 Identity Card (c.1918)
Neil B. McClemens, UK (Grandson of William Chapman Peters)
Brian Ticehurst, UK
Bill Wormstedt, USA