Willie John Mew

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Jen b

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I’ve been researching my husband’s ancestry, and come across evidence that Willie John Mew was a cook working for the railways in 1911; I want to know whether he is the same person as the “W.J.Mew” who I found listed as a sauce cook on the Titanic, and was one of the lucky few to be saved.
 
Steven Christian

Steven Christian

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I’ve been researching my husband’s ancestry, and come across evidence that Willie John Mew was a cook working for the railways in 1911; I want to know whether he is the same person as the “W.J.Mew” who I found listed as a sauce cook on the Titanic, and was one of the lucky few to be saved.
Might be a good chance that its him. The odds of different sauce cooks with the same name for the time period and location would seem great to me. On this site they have his name spelled different as Mewe. But that national records show his name spelled the way you do. Keep searching. Cheers.

P.S....I didn't know that Mew was a common name but from looking at the U.S. archives I guess its more common than I thought. Interesting.
 
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Jen b

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Thanks for that information. perhaps his name on a list I found on the web, which had his name as a survivor, was just an error as he didn’t actually sail in the first place.
 
Steven Christian

Steven Christian

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Thanks for that information. perhaps his name on a list I found on the web, which had his name as a survivor, was just an error as he didn’t actually sail in the first place.
According to his bio he didn't sail with her when she left Southampton. Could have been for a variety of reasons. He's not listed as a deserter that I've seen. He did serve on the Olympic.
 
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