Fireman: Samuel S. Williams
Courtesy of Chris Dohany, USA
Mr Samuel S. Williams, 26, was born in Southampton, the son of Richard and Rebecca Williams. He lived at 2 Canal Walk, St Marys, Southampton.
When he signed-on to the Titanic at Southampton on 6 April 1912 he used his brother's pay book (he had been banned from sailing due to an altercation while on board ship). Williams last ship had been the Olympic.
Williams died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
The family received financial aid from the Titanic relief fund
Sam Williams was not married but he had a young son, also called Sam. The child's
mother went to court and produced affidavits from other Titanic surviving
crew members saying that 'Sam Williams had been on board' the Mansion House Fund
accepted the Courts decision and paid out the appropriate pensions to the girl
and the child.
1. Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet (March 1913). Case number 265. Williams, Rebecca, mother. Williams, Mr. Father. Both class G dependents.
Crew Particulars of Engagement
The Hampshire Independent, 17 April 1915, In Memoriam
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklets and Minute Books
Ron Williams, UK (Nephew)
Brian Ticehurst, UK