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William Ali

Mr William Ali, 25, from Argentina boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number 3101312).

He died in the sinking His body was later recovered by the cable ship MacKay Bennett (#79) and buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia on 10 May 1912.

William Ali Grave
(© Bill Fowler, Canada)


CLOTHING - Black coat; velvet vest; check trousers; green socks; black boots.

EFFECTS - Brass watch and chain; cigarette case; knife; brass instruments.




References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#79)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
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  1. Mauro Zungri

    Mauro Zungri said:

    Sorry by my ingles. I am of argenina and I ask if somebody knows but information William Ali Thanks!!! Mauro

  2. Jason D. Tiller

    Jason D. Tiller said:

    Hello Mauro, I've changed the title of this thread, so it reflects your query. Click for William's biography. I'm afraid it's not much though.

  3. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey said:

    In addition to the biography entry: Though Ali had been working for some time in Beunos Aires, he was an immigrant from the Lebanon which in 1912 was part of Syria. On the Titanic he was travelling with three other young men who were all returning to Argentina after a trip back to visit their families in Europe and the Lebanon. Ali might have spent some time with friends or relatives living in England.

  4. Mauro Zungri

    Mauro Zungri said:

    Hello Bob! Thanks for the information, sorry by may ingles. I ask to you who are the companions of Ali which they traveled in the Titanic. Thanks! Mauro

  5. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey said:

    Hallo, Mauro. The three other men were: Ali Ahmed (or Ahmett) - age 24 Ali Assam - age 23 Adola Asim - age 35 All four men worked as labourers. They gave their nationality as Syrian and their last place of residence as Beunos Aires. Their ticket numbers are consecutive, so they must have been travelling together. That is all I can tell you - others may know more. .

  6. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey said:

    Mauro, if you are looking for other Titanic people who had a connection with Argentina, here are some suggestions. I have seen your posts about Violet Jessop, and I'm sure you must also know about 2nd Class passenger Edgar Andrew, who liked to call himself Edgardo and was the only other person on board who was born in Argentina. Another 2nd Class passenger, Hans Givard, was from Denmark but had been living in Argentina. In 1st Class, Ramon Artagaveytia was born in Uruguay, but in 1912 he was living at Garamini, Argentina, where he owned a farm. He was 71 - one of the oldest people on... Read full post

  7. Mauro Zungri

    Mauro Zungri said:

    Thank you very much by the data! I am of Argentinean, I look for the connections between my country and the Titanic, to which long ago that it study. Thanks for the information sorry by my ingles. MAURO

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr William Ali
Born: circa.1887 in
Age: 25 years (Male)
Nationality: Syrian Lebanese
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 3101312, £7 1s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 79)
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday 10th May 1912

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