Mr James Fraser, 29, was born in Aberdeen and served his apprenticeship with Barry, Henry & Co. in that town. He served at sea for two years in ships owned by Langlands & Sons before joining White Star as sixth engineer aboard the Adriatic in October 1907. Following several promotions he was appointed to the Titanic. Fraser held a First Class Engineer`s certificate. A resident of Southampton, Fraser left a widow and two young children.