Mr William Simmons, 35, was born in in 1876 in Litton, East Harptree, Somerset the son of Matthew Simmons (1846-1910) and Martha Durbin (1846-1922)
In 1900 he was married to Laura Theresa Augusta Ereaut (1880-1970)1 and they went on to have two children.2
According to the 1911 Census they were living at 2 Thackery Road, Southampton – William was recorded as a ship’s cook.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his age as 32. He was still living at 2 Thackeray Road. His last ship had been the Olympic. As a 'passage cook' he received monthly wages of £7.
Simmons died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
- Ereaut or Ereant Born: 11 February 1880 in St Hellier, Jersey, Channel Islands, died 28 August 1970 in Southampton.
- Leslie Matthew Simmons, born: 18 Nov 1902, died: 1984 and Cecilia Edna T Simmons born: 19 April 1904, died: 1999.
References and Sources
Alphabetical List of the Crew of the "Titanic", Public Record Office (BT100/259)
Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
Casualty List, Public Record Office (BT100/259)
Andrew J. Davidson, UK