Mr John Coffey, 23, was born in Queestown, Ireland.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 12 Sherbourne Terrace, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Coffey deserted the Titanic at Queenstown and joined the Mauretania shortly afterward. Reports stated that he had had a foreboding of disaster, possibly a fire, but it may simply have been that he wanted a passage to his home in Queenstown and always intended to leave the ship.
He evidently remained a fireman at sea. A 1941 article describes how he was rescued having fallen into the river in Hull in 1940.
It is thought he died in Hull in 1957.