Mr Arthur William May
Mr Arthur William May, 60, of 75 York St, Northam, Southampton was born in that city. He had previously worked on the Briton but a bad leg had recently prevented him from joining his old ship.
May's son Arthur May was also aboard the Titanic as a fireman.
Ann May and six of their eight children - Joy, Grace, Mabel, Annie Louisa, Philip Nelson and Gladys - recieved money from the Mansion house Titanic Relief Fund (No.190).
Both men died in the sinking, Arthur May senior's body, if recovered, was never identified. However, a recently rediscovered grave in the Old Cemetary in Southampton mentions the two men:
The family's loss was also recorded by an unknown Daily Mail reporter writing of York Road in the aftermath of the disaster:
Articles and Stories
References and Sources
The Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet Ticehurst, B. (1995) Titanic Victims discovered in the Old Cemetary - the Common, Southampton
Link and cite this page
(2013) Arthur William May Encyclopedia Titanica (ref: #1572, accessed 8th December 2013 04:34:15 AM) URL : http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/arthur-william-may.html
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr Arthur William May
Age: 60 years (Male)
Marital Status: Married.
Last Residence: at 75 York Street, Northam Southampton Hampshire England
Occupation: Fireman Messman
First Embarked: Southampton
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body Not Recovered