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James Lewis

Mr James Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland on 15 July 1871. He was the son of Samuel Lewis, a weaver, and Mary Johnston.

He was married in Belfast’s Trinity Church on 10 December 1895 to Margaret Anne Higgins (b. circa 1877) but it is not certain if they ever had children. 

Lewis’ ship prior to Titanic had been the Egret. He joined Titanic at Belfast for the delivery trip to Southampton where he then disembarked.

With his last address recorded as 30a Great Patrick Street in Belfast, James Lewis was a fireman and trimmer aboard the cargo ship SS Garron Head when that vessel was torpedoed in the Bay of Biscay by U103 and sunk on 16 November 1917.

He is remembered on the memorial to merchant seamen lost at sea situated at Tower Hill, London.

Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr James Lewis
Age: 40 years 9 months*  (Male)
Nationality: Irish
Religion: Church of Ireland (Anglican)
Marital Status: Married to Margaret Anne Higgins
Occupation: Fireman
Last Ship: Egret
Embarked: Belfast on Friday 29th March 1912
Disembarked: Southampton
Died: Friday 16th November 1917 aged 46 years
Cause of Death:

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References and Sources

Crew Signing-On Particulars of Engagement, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (2A/45/381, A-H)
1901, 1911 Census
Wrecksite (SS Garron Head)
CWGC Tower Hill Memorial (James Lewis)
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Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) James Lewis (ref: #2335, last updated: 17th July 2020, accessed 21st October 2021 20:29:27 PM)
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