About William John Taylor
- Name: Mr William John Taylor
- Age: 30 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Saloon Steward Victualling crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking. Body Not Recovered
Mr W. Taylor, 30, was born in Berkshire.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, he gave his address as 42 Morris Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Olympic. As a saloon steward he received monthly wages of £3 15s.
Taylor died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
References and Sources Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
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From Titanic Research (2005) IDENTIFYING STEWARDS
" Body 112, buried at sea.
Badge number 42
THE name of the holder of Badge 76 in First Class (above) must follow soon after the names of Wormald and Deslands (holders of badges 73 and 74) on the Titanic sign-on list in order to comply with the pattern already established.
It seems to be that of William Taylor, whose name appears at line 119, following lines 116 and 117 for the two other holders.
Taylor was aged 30, married to Emily Margaret, with an address in Bournemouth. The body with badge 76 wore a gold ring on the right little finger, inscribed “Madge.” The man was estimated at 35 years old.
Brian Ticehurst, asked about this opinion, concurred as to likely identity. He pointed out that Taylor’s widow learned later in 1912 that this body had a number of tattoos. The description of these, including telltale Japanese fans on the chest, caused Mrs Taylor to believe it that of her husband.
Ring, tattoos, and now the badge number being set against crew listing provides a quadruple lock. The late name appearance in the Agreement eliminates a host of candidates."