Jonathan Shepherd

Mr Jonathan Shepherd

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Mr Jonathan Shepherd was born on March 31, 1880 in Whitehaven, Cumberland. He moved to Blackburn with his family when very young and served an apprenticeship with James Davenport of that town. He worked for Messrs. Howard & Bullough of Accrington and Hadfields of Sheffield before commencing a seagoing career with W.S Kennaugh & Sons of Liverpool. Shepherd served on ships owned by James Chambers & Co. of Liverpool and joined the White Star line after obtaining his first class marine engineer's certificate of competency. He served on the Olympic before joining the Titanic. He was unmarried.

Shepherd was on duty on the evening of April 14th, 1912. After the collision he helped the other engineeers rig pumps in boiler room No. 5 but broke his leg when he slipped into a raised access plate. Leading fireman Frederick Barrett and engineer Herbert Harvey helped him to the pump-room. Shortly afterwards the nearby bulkheads was breached and Shepherd was left helpless as the waters rose around him.

Documents
Crew Particulars of Engagement
Newark Evening News, 16 April 1912, Article
Elizabeth Daily Journal, 20 April 1912, Visitor Here Confirms Death of Brother

References
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
United States Senate, Washington 1912. n 806, Crew List

Contributors
Denis Griffiths, UK

Pictures

THE HEROIC ENGINEERS WHO WENT DOWN TO A MAN

(1912) 

THE HEROIC ENGINEERS WHO WENT DOWN TO A MAN

 
Jonathan Shepherd

JONATHAN SHEPHERD

 

Articles and Stories

AWAIT COMING OF CARPATHIA WITH RESCUED

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

AWAIT COMING OF CARPATHIA WITH RESCUED

 
Obituary

OBITUARY

 
MR. STENGEL SENDS WORD HE IS SAFE

Newark Star  (1912) 

MR. STENGEL SENDS WORD HE IS SAFE

 
Unknown Title

Mid Cumberland and Westmoreland Herald  (1912) 

UNKNOWN TITLE

 
Various Memorials

VARIOUS MEMORIALS

 
Believes Brother Lost

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

BELIEVES BROTHER LOST

 
THRILLING STORIES BY TITANIC'S SAVED; TEN ON WAY TO ELIZABETH LOSE LIVES

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

THRILLING STORIES BY TITANIC'S SAVED; TEN ON WAY TO ELIZABETH LOSE LIVES

 
Local Connection with Titanic Disaster

Whitehaven News  (1912) 

LOCAL CONNECTION WITH TITANIC DISASTER

 
ENGINEER HAS SISTER HERE

Newark Evening News  (1912) 

ENGINEER HAS SISTER HERE

 
LEARNS SISTER WAS LOST ON FATED TITANIC

Elizabeth Daily Journal  (1912) 

LEARNS SISTER WAS LOST ON FATED TITANIC

 

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