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William George Dashwood

RMS Titanic Second Class Saloon Steward

Mr William George Dashwood was born in Camberwell, Surrey, England in early 1894.

He was the son of Henry Dashwood (1865-?) and Charlotte Artlett (1865-1945). His father Henry, of Reigate in Surrey, was a wheelwright and ironmonger and was married there in 1890 to Charlotte Artlett, a native of Colchester, Essex. The couple had a total of seven children, with five living past infancy. William's known siblings were: Thomas Henry (1891-1973), Maurice Alfred (b. 1896), Robert Frederick (b. 1898) and Elsie Margaret (b. 1899).

William first appears on the 1901 census when he and his family were resident at 31 Pellatt Road, Camberwell, London. They would still be resident at this address by the time of the 1911 census but William was by now absent, presumably at sea at the time.

He first appears on crew records on 20 February 1911, serving as a steward aboard Franconia which was operating out of Liverpool. It was stated that this was his first engagement at sea and for this he earned monthly wages of £2, 10s.

When he signed-on to the Titanic on 4 April 1912, Dashwood gave his age as 19 and his address as the Sailors' Home in Southampton. His previous ship had been the Adriatic and as a Steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s.

Dashwood died in the sinking. His body was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett (#83) and was buried at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 6 May 1912.

© Bill Fowler, Canada


CLOTHING - Dark suit; steward's waistcoat with buttons, and white coat.


EFFECTS - Empty purse; road map; bank book; pawn tickets; army book; letter to Will Dashwood from mother; C. Dashwood. 31 Pallatt Rd., E. Dulwich.



His brother Robert later served with the 8th Battalion London Regiment of the Post Office Rifles and lost his life on 18 August 1917 and is buried in Brandhoek Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium.

References and Sources

Crew Particulars of Engagement
Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (#83)
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  1. Peter Dashwood

    William was my Grandfathers brother and was lost on the titanic working as a steward - now resting in Nova Scotia. We have very little information on him or his friends and workmates. If you have any information we would love to hear from you

  2. George L. Lorton

    Hello Peter, Welcome to ET. My condolences on what happened to your Great Uncle. Have you looked for his Bio Page here on ET? Perhaps if there isn't a lot of info I'm sure the Moderators and the Administrator Philip Hind would appreciate you adding some. Hopefully though you will be able to get some info on your Great Uncle. Sorry I wasn't more help to you. I feel for you because I remember trying to find out info on two Great Aunts who died in the Influenza in 1918 and only finding info on one. Good luck. I hope you find some info on him. Here's the link... Read full post

  3. David Huffaker

    His parents were Henry Dashwood (born in Reigate, Surrey) and Charlotte Arlett (born in Colchester, Essex). Henry's parents were John and Naomi Dashwood. Her parents were Moses Artlett and Susan Brown. There were at least 5 children in the family - Thomas Henry, William George, Maurice Alfred, Robert Frederick and Elsie Margaret. The first was born in Hartford, Kent. The rest were born in East Dulwich, Camberwell, London.

  4. Leslie Bean

    My name is Leslie Bean (nee Fox). William was my grandmother's (Elsie Margaret Dashwood Fox) brother.

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Titanic Crew Summary

Name: Mr William George Dashwood
Born: circa.1894 in London, England
Age: 18 years (Male)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Single
Last Residence: at The Sailors' Home Southampton, Hampshire, England
Last Ship: Adriatic
Embarked: Southampton on Thursday 4th April 1912
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 83)
Buried: Fairview Lawn Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Monday 6th May 1912

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