About James Lester
- Name: Mr James Lester
- Age: 26 years
- Last Residence: in West Bromwich West Midlands England
- Occupation: Dipper
- 3rd Class passenger
- First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
- Ticket No. 48871 , £24 3s
- Destination: Pontiac United States
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Mr James Lester, 39 lived at 29, Harwood Street, West Bromwich, Staffordshire. He had a wife, Alice and daughter, Jane.
Lester boarded the Titanic at Southampton, he was travelling to Pontiac, MI. Accompanying him were three relatives Alfred, John, and Joseph Davies 1. All four men lived at the same address with the Davies' parents and all apart from Alfred worked at the same Ironworks in Ettingshall, Wolverhampton.
All four men lost their lives in the disaster. Lester's widow received aid from the Titanic Relief fund 2.
Notes 1. Birmingham Daily Gazette states that they were his nephews, Lester's wife being the sister of Mrs Davies, the mother of the three brothers. However, another source (William Salt Library, Stafford) states that Lester was their brother in law. 2. Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913) Number P. 333. Lester, Alice, widow and Jane child, received weekly pension.
Documents The Free Press (West Bromwich), 19 April 1912, West Bromwich Men Missing The Staffordshire Advertiser, 20 April 1912, Article
References Birmingham Daily Gazette, April 16 1912 - April 29 inc.
Contributors Brian Ticehurst,UK Alan Tucker, UK
Travelling Companions (on same ticket) Mr Alfred J. Davies Mr John Samuel Davies Related Articles and Documents
Free Press (1912) WEST BROMWICH MEN MISSING Staffordshire Advertiser (1912) WEST BROMWICH MEN ON TITANIC