Thomas Knowles (1870 - 1951) MP

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Birthplace: Hampshire, England
Death: Died
Occupation: Fireman Messman
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Mr Thomas Knowles

  • Born: 1870
  • Age: 42 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Occupation: Fireman Messman
  • Engine crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Monday 8th January 1951

Mr Thomas Knowles, 39, was born in Hampshire1

When he signed-on to the Titanic on 6 April1912 he was living at Tanner's Lane, East End, Near Lymington.2 He had transferred from the Oceanic. As firemens' messman he received monthly wages of £6.3

Knowles was rescued in Collapsible C.4

Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement


i. Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) ii.British Census 1881: The crew sign-on sheets give his age as 39 and his birthplace as Hampshire. The only Thomas Knowles of appropriate age in Hampshire in 1881 was Thomas Knowles, aged 11, of 1 Goaters Alley, Holy Rood, Southampton. Living with his father Benjamin (a dock Labourer), mother Elizabeth and five siblings. If this is the correct person Knowles would have been 42 in 1912. The Lymington Chronicle, 25 April 1912, p.5 Agreement and Account of Crew op.cit. Peter Engberg-Klarström, Correspondence with Editor Contributors Clare Church, UK Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden Hermann Söldner, Germany Bill Wormstedt, USA

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Hampshire, England
January 8, 1951
Age 81