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Thomas Davies

Thomas Davies was born in Liverpool, Lancashire, England in 1879.

He was the son of George Davies (b. 1850), a slater's labourer, and Mary Lloyd (b. 1852), both Liverpool natives who had married in 1872. One of four children, he had one surviving sibling, Sarah (b. 1874).

Thomas appears on the 1881 census living with his family in a tenement on Birkett Street, Liverpool, later moving to a similar tenement court on Beau Street, Liverpool by the time of the next census.

He was married in Southampton in late 1909 to Mary Jane Spencer (b. 1888 in Sholing, Hampshire). Thomas would be absent from the 1911 census but his wife was listed as living at 2 Church Lane, Portswood, Southampton. They would go on to have one child later in the year, Zena Mary (1911-1990, later Mrs Kenneth Sims).

When he signed on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Thomas gave his address as 2 Church Lane, Southampton. His previous ship had been the Olympic and as a leading fireman he could expect monthly wages of £6, 10s.

Thomas was lost in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. The following death notice appeared in The Hampshire Independent (18 May 1912):

DAVIES--On the 15th April, on board s.s. Titanic, Thomas the dearly loved husband of Mary Jane Davies, of Church Lane, Highfield, and only son of George and Mary Davies of Liverpool.

His widow later received financial assistance from the Titanic Relief Fund; she was remarried in 1922, becoming Mrs William James Edwards and she had three children: Terry, Jeffery and Heather. She died in the late 1960s.

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr Thomas Davies
Age: 33 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to Mary Jane Spencer
Last Residence: at 2 Church Lane Southampton, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Leading Fireman
Last Ship: Olympic
Embarked: Southampton on Saturday 6th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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