Mr William Watson Lucas
Mr William Watson Lucas, 31, was born in Poplar, London on 31 January 1881 1 the son of Clement Orestes Lucas (1840 - bef 1891) a Mariner2, and Martha (nee Tanner, 30 Aug 1846 - 24 Jun 1932). When he was baptized at the Church of All Saints, Polar on 24th June 1881, the family were living at 56 Cotton Street, Poplar.
In the 1911 census he is listed as a Waiter (Merchant Marine). He was living at home, 3 Cardigan Terrace, Southampton, with his mother, two of his four surviving siblings and a nephew.
He initially signed-on to the Titanic in Belfast for her delivery trip to Southampton. When he signed-on again, on 4 April 1912, he gave his age as 30. He was still living at 3 Cardigan Terrace. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Lucas was rescued in collapsible A.
At the time of his surviving identity card (1919) he was again serving aboard the Olympic as a Bedroom Steward.
He died at North Baddesley Southampton in 19443.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Philip Hind (Editor)
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