Mr J. Smillie, 29, was born in Glasgow, Scotland.
He was on board the Titanic for her delivery trip from Belfast to Southampton. When he signed-on again, in Southampton, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 16 Malmesbury Road, (Southampton). As a first class saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s. His last ship had been the Olympic.
Smilie died in the sinking. His body was later recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#91) and buried at sea on 23 April 1912.
NO. 91. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 25. - HAIR, DARK.
CLOTHING - Steward's white coat; uniform vest; blue pants; black boots.
TATTOO - On right arm; a woman.
EFFECTS - Postcard in pocket to J. Smillie.
References and Sources
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Particulars of Engagement (Belfast), Ulster Folk and Transport Museum (TRANS 2A/45 381)
White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett"
Titanic Passenger and Crew Summary
Name: Mr John Smillie
Age: 29 years
Marital Status: Single.
Last Residence: at 16 Malmesbury Road Southampton Hampshire England - Map
Occupation: Saloon Steward
First Embarked: Belfast on Monday 1st April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912).
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 91)
Buried: at Sea on Tuesday 23rd April 1912.
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