William Clifford Weller (1881 - 1954) MP

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Birthplace: Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK
Death: Died in Southhampton, Hampshire, England
Cause of death: tuberculosis
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About William Clifford Weller

1901 Census - Crew member Portland, Dorset - Ship Trafalgar.

Ordinary Navy Seaman aged 19 born Littlehampton, Sussex Single

Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1998; Folio: 84; Page: 14.

Source Information:

  • Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
  • Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England:

Marriages Sep 1911


  • Beeden Susanna K Southampton 2c 33
  • Weller William C Southampton 2c 33

Mr William Clifford Weller (Titanica)

  • Born: Sunday 20th November 1881
  • Age: 30 years
  • Last Residence: at Holyrood House Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: Oceanic
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Belfast
  • Rescued (boat 7)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Saturday 1st May 1954
  • Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Mr William Clifford Weller, 29, was born at Littlehampton, Sussex on 20 November 1881.

He joined the Royal Navy and joined his first ship HMS Northampton on the 20th January 1899.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as Holyrood House, (Southampton). His previous ship was the Olympic. As an able bodied seaman he received monthly wages of £5.

Weller left the Titanic in the first lifeboat to be lowered, No. 7 at 12:45.

Titanic Survivor

The Cheek of William Weller

"William Weller received money and goods from the Titanic Relief Funds, visiting the American Embassy for his share of monies raised in that country. In Southampton he received 2 pints of milk per day, plus a weekly bag of coal for heating. He went on to have four sons - Stan, Fred, Ernest and John, some of whom followed him to sea. He died from pulmonary tuberculosis on May 1, 1954 at his home at 17 Beatrice Road, Southampton. He was 72".

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William Clifford Weller's Timeline

1881
November 20, 1881
Littlehampton, West Sussex, UK
1954
May 1, 1954
Age 72
Southhampton, Hampshire, England
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