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West Bromwich Men on Titanic

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Three West Bromwich men, Alfred Davies, aged 21, John Davies, aged 22, and Joseph Davies, aged 17 years, all of Hardware Street, and a relative named James Lester, aged 39, of Wolverhampton are believed to be among the ill-fated passengers. They left on Tuesday week intending to join other members of the Davies family who are in Canada.

Two of the young Davies's were employed at Page's Works, West Bromwich, where the father is a puddler. Alfred Davies married a girl from Oldbury on the day prior to sailing. The party had difficulty in catching the Titanic, but in a letter from Queenstown stated that they were having a most pleasant voyage.

Mr James Lester, 39, of Harwood Street, West Bromwich, England, boarded the Titanic at Southampton, he was travelling to Pontiac, MI. Accompanying him were his three nephews Alfred, John, and Joseph Davies. All four men lived at the same address with the Davies' parents. Lester worked as a galvaniser at Ettingshall, Wolverhampton. Lester's wife was a sister of Mrs Davies, the mother of the three brothers.

All four men lost their lives in the disaster.


Brian J. Ticehurst, UK


Encyclopedia Titanica (2007) West Bromwich Men on Titanic (Staffordshire Advertiser, Saturday 20th April 1912, ref: #5721, published 1 November 2007, generated 30th November 2021 06:04:05 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/west-bromwich-titanic.html