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.
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Link and cite this page
(2013) William Watson Lucas Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1962, accessed 6th December 2013 12:21:31 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-survivor/william-lucas-2.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr William Watson Lucas
Born: Monday 31st January 1881 in London London England
Age: 31 years (Male)
Marital Status: Single.
Last Residence: at 3 Cardigan Terrace Southampton Hampshire England
Occupation: Saloon Steward
Last Ship: Olympic
First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
Rescued (boat A)
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912