Joseph Woosnam

Joseph Woosnam was born in Bootle, Lancashire, England on 17 August 1889. He was the son of Welsh parents, William Woosnam, a mariner, and the former Elizabeth Price. He had three elder brothers.

The 1901 census shows the Woosnam family living at 28 Holly Street in Bootle. 

Woosnam went to sea as a young man and between 1906 and 1907 he worked as a waiter aboard both Saxonia and Carmania. In April 1912 he was serving as a waiter aboard the eastward-bound voyage of the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic

Joseph Woosnam continued working at sea for both White Star and Cunard as a bedroom steward; in 1915 he married Ada Rose Owen (b. 1890) and with her raised a family. He died in Prescot, Lancashire in 1969. 


Joseph Woosnam's Carpathia Medal
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2021) Joseph Woosnam (ref: #2734, last updated: 15th January 2021, accessed 30th July 2021 03:42:45 AM)

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