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William Chapman Peters

Birthplace: Poplar, London, England
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rose G Peters

Managed by: Terry Jackson (Switzer)
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About William Chapman Peters

Follows a possible record of the marriage of William Chapman Peters (after the Titanic ordeal)

Marriages Dec 1912

Johnson Rose G Peters Totnes 5b 429

Peters William C Johnson Totnes 5b 429



Internet trwal suggests that "(Crew) Able Bodied Seaman William Chapman Peters. Later served on, and survived the sinking of, the Lusitania".


  • Name: Mr William Chapman Peters
  • Born: Sunday 10th January 1886
  • Age: 26 years
  • Last Residence: at 114 Ludlow Road Woolston Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: HMS Hercules
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued (boat 9)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: 1948

Mr William Chapman Peters was born in Poplar, London on 10 January 1886.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 114 Ludlow Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Royal Naval vessel H.M.S. Hercules. As an able bodied seaman he received monthly wages of £5.

He was rescued in lifeboat 9.

Peters went on to serve on the Lusitania and was (according to his family) on board when she was torpedoed on 7 May 1915. He survived and went on to serve on the Duchess of Richmond and finally the Queen Elizabeth were he was the Master at Arms.

William Chapman Peters died in 1948.


  • Crew Particulars of Engagement


  • Neil B. McClemens, UK (Grandson of William Chapman Peters)
  • Brian Ticehurst, UK
  • Bill Wormstedt, USA
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January 10, 1886
London, England
Age 61