Stephen James Davis

Gaston Sam

Gaston Sam

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I've been trying to identify the sailor standing in this picture and by process of elimination it resulted in three possible candidates that could fit our seman's age.They are Charles Taylor, George Clench -judging by a slight similarity to his brother- and James Davis.
None of them survived, and I could only find some information of this man Davis. As read on the ET:

"Physically he stood at 5' 5" and had dark brown hair, grey eyes and a fair complexion. Distinguishing features included a scar on his left hand; two tattoos on the left arm and a birthmark above his left eyelid".

The one thing that caught my attention is the fact of him having a brithmark above his left eyelid. If you look closer, this AB has something above his left eyebrow that could resemble a birthmark. Is this a new discovery? What do you think? It could only be a guess.
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Ioannis Georgiou

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How do you know it is one of them? The photograph was taken at Queenstown, the ship is unknown.
 
Gaston Sam

Gaston Sam

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Well, I was just guessing. First of all, when I found this picture it was tagged as the Titanic. So I took it as such, but you know better than me.

And then -assuming it was in fact the Titanic- I knew this man wasn’t any of the saved ABs, and guessing his age I looked for any other seaman that by the time of the tragedy would be close to that, resulting in those three men I mentioned. Then you have the fact of the birthmark which stood in favor for him being AB Davis, yet always taking it as a guess, of course.
 
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Robert Stephen Davis

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hello,

My great grandfather Stephen James Davis ( Able Seaman) died on the Titanic.
According to documents his brother John James Davies (Davis ?) ( Extra 2nd baker) also lost his life.
My family has known about Stephen James and the Titanic, but only in the last few years, thanks to the internet, Johns name has come up.
My father passed away 2018.
I suppose I will never know conclusively.

cheers
Robert Stephen Davis
Australia
 
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Robert Stephen Davis

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thanks for this info.

How does one go about updating this bio info?
According to this, my grand father didn't survive infancy. (!)

cheers
Robert Stephen Davis
 
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