About Alexander Milne Cairns
- Name: Mr Alexander Cairns
- Occupation: Servant to Mr William Ernest Carter
- 1st Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 113798 , £31
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Alexander Cairns was manservant to William Ernest Carter. He boarded the Titanic at Southampton and died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
Travelling Companions (on same ticket)
- Miss Auguste Serreplan
Craig Stringer (Titanic People) gives Cairns' age as 28 and his birthplace as somewhere in Perthshire, Scotland.
"Family stories I'd long considered false now point to a possible true story. My mother's mother was living in Glasgow in 1912, she supposedly was engaged to a young man, they were to both sail on the Titanic, but he went alone, died upon the sinking and she came to New York a few years later, met and married my Grandfather. I now have a picture of this man, who signed his name only 'Alex' on the picture. My aunt is searching for a postcard she has tucked away that was also from him, I'd like to see the Postmark and if he signed with his full name. There is a possibility it is Alexander Cairns. He was 4 years older than my Grandmother [Agnes], and if he was born in Perthshire, then he stands a good chance of being William Milne Cairns, born 19 April, 1883 in Kinfauns, Perthshire to William Cairns, Forester & Margaret Cairns, ms Milne. This is the only birth of an Alexander Cairns anywhere in Perthshire between 1881 and 1887. I've searched for a death of an Alexander Cairns born between 1882 and 1886 but not found a suitable candidate in Scotland. Where would death documents be filed for the passengers who died ? Even those whose bodies were never recovered had to have some kind of death Registrations."
Alastair J McKenzie
"Alexander Milne Cairns was my grandmother's brother, one of 11 children to William Cairns and Margaret Milne".
"I am also very interested in Alexander Cairns as I am positive he was my g.g.grandfather's nephew, and I am presently doing my Cairns Family Tree.So I am very interested in any data about Alexander".
"does anyone know if alexander cairns had a brother or cousin called david murray cairns born1881 at rescobie (forfar) died 1942 at inchyra village (scotland)"
Alastair J McKenzie
"David Murray Cairns was 1 of 11 brothers/sisters to Alexander Milne Cairns. Several of us have been working on this family tree if you want more info".
Alexander Milne Cairns's Timeline
April 19, 1883
April 15, 1912
At Sea - Titanic Casualty