About James Jukes
Mr James Jukes
- Age: 35 years
- Marital Status: Single.
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Greaser
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr James Jukes, 35, of Moorgreen Road, West End, Southampton was one of seven children. His father was head miller at Gater's Hill Mill. James, known to the family as "our Jim" had been preparing to get married at the time of the sinking.
James Jukes signed-on to the Titanic as a Greaser in Southampton on 6 April. He stated that he was born at Somerset and that his previous ship was the Oceanic. His wages were £6 10s per month.
Jukes died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
A memorial to James Jukes was recently unveiled at the West End Museum and Heritage Centre, Southampton. The memorial also remembers another West End Resident, Sir Arthur Rostron of the Carpathia.
Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement
Sources United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List The Daily Echo (Southampton), 19 April 1999, "Heroes of Titanic Finally Honoured". Gillian Holloway, UK (Great Neice of James Jukes)
Acknowledgements Hermann Söldner, Germany Brian Ticehurst, UK Bill Wormstedt, USA