Mr James M. Smith was born in Elgin in 1877 and served his apprenticeship with Messrs. J.S. Souter of that town. He lived in Thurnham Street, Liverpool and served at sea with the Anchor Line of Glasgow and a number of coasting companies prior to obtaining his certificates of competency. Prior to joining White Star in 1906 he sailed with Union Castle Line and Red Star Line. He served aboard the Majestic before "standing by" the Titanic during her construction. A resident of Southampton, he left a widow (Hannah née Smith) and a son; his estate was worth £116 10s 10d.
Articles and Stories
|West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser (1912)||BODMIN PRIESTS BEREAVED|
|(1912)||MINUTE BOOK OF THE WHITE STAR COMPANY: JAMES SMITH|
|VARIOUS MEMORIALS TO JAMES SMITH|
|(1913)||MANSION HOUSE TITANIC RELIEF FUND: JAMES SMITH|
Crew Particulars of Engagement United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List