About William Vear
Mr William Vear
- Age: 33 years
- Marital Status: Single.
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking.
- Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 59)
- Buried: at Sea on Monday 22nd April 1912.
Mr W. Vear, 32, signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April 1912. His previous ship was the Braemar Castle. He gave his address as 2 Spa Gardens, Southampton.
Vear boarded with his brother H. Vear. Their monthly wage as Firemen was £6
Both men died in the sinking. The body of W. Vear was recovered by the Mackay-Bennett and buried at sea.
NO. 59 - MALE - ESTIMATED AGE, 35 - HAIR DARK; MUSTACHE LIGHT CLOTHING - Dark mixture suit; striped flannel shirt; black silk muffler; black shoes.
EFFECTS - Pocket book; knife; razor; shaving brush; 1s.; Union Book No. 1568, giving name: W. VEAR (Fireman), No. 1 Spar Gardens, Southampton
NO MARKS ON CLOTHING; SCAR ON CHIN.
NAME - W. VEAR. Notes The address as given in the Senate crew list is different than the one in the Halifax listings.
Documents White Star Line (1912.) Record of Bodies and Effects (Passengers and Crew S.S. "Titanic") Recovered by Cable Steamer "MacKay Bennett" Including Bodies Buried at Sea and Bodies Delivered at Morgue in Halifax, N.S. Details compiled from records of the "Mackay-Bennett". Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S., Manuscript Group 100, Vol. 229, No. 3d, Accession 1976-191, c. Friday May 3, dark purple card covers, initial page entitled, Key to accompanying List showing how bodies have been disposed of:, probably printed in Halifax, N.S., 76 pp., unpaged, Body No. 1 to 306 inclusive: annotated in red ink below each body's data with burial permit and cemetery data, and with two extra typed pages added for the Minia, Montmagny and Algerine; Body Nos. 307 to 324 inclusive, Nos. 326 to 329 inclusive and No. 330 respectively. (#59)
References United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
Acknowledgements Bill Wormstedt, USA