Mr William Clark

William Clark, 39, was born in 1876 in Greenore, County Louth, Ireland.

A newspaper report in 1914 suggested he had served during the Boer War.

In 1911 he was listed living at 30 Paget St, Southampton with his (?common-law) wife, Mary Jane Humphrey1.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912 he gave his address as 30 Paget Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Avon. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.

Clark was rescued in Lifeboat 15.

He seems to have moved to Liverpool. 

He would also survive the sinking of the Empress of Ireland in 1914.

''Fireman E. Clarke, of Liverpool, one of the survivors from the Empress of Ireland, was also in the Titanic when she went down. ''I have done with the sea, ''he told an interviewer; this last affair has settled it. It's me for the shore. I'm not going to risk a third time. I was in No. 15 boat when the Titanic was lost, and I helped to save lives. Just starting my watch I was, and we had lots of time to lower the boats.....'' (Luton Times and Advertiser, June 12, 1914)


  1. Mary was married first to William Humphey and they had six children.


William Clark
Daily Mirror  (1914) 

Articles and Stories

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Dundalk Democrat (1914) 
The Times (1914) 
Liverpool Echo (1914) 

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  1. bradley william clark said:

    I was attempting to get information about firemen and titanic survivor william clark. My grandfather william clark sr. said we had a relative on the titanic but did not share any details. My father william clark jr. is an only child who is currently 75. he was told by my grandfather william clark sr. that he had no relatives and never to ask any details. my father did not, and had lived his life not knowing any details about his background. my grandfather on his death bed said he was from st.ingance michigan, and that he had a relative aboard titanic, and our family was was english -irish... Read full post

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    Jason D. Tiller said:

    Hello Bradley, Welcome aboard. Have you seen your relative's biography? If not, click to access it. The biography includes a research article, which mentions him. It's not much, but it may be a good starting point for you. I hope this helps.

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    Clive Sweetingham said:

    I am looking for original record confirmation that William Clark(e), born 1873 (1876), who was a Fireman on .

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2014) William Clark (ref: #1437, last updated: 15th July 2014, accessed 27th February 2021 09:50:35 AM)

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