About Thomas Blake
Mr Thomas Blake
- Born: 1877
- Age: 36 years
- Marital Status: Married.
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
- Last Ship: Oceanic
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Died in the sinking.
- Body Not Recovered
Mr Thomas Blake, 36, was was likely born in St Teath, North Cornwall in 1877. At the 1881 census date he was living at Trewen Cottage, Lanteglos near Camelford, North Cornwall with his grandparents, Thomas Martin (farm bailiff) and Jane Martin.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 35 Peel Street, Northam, Southampton. He was transferred from the Oceanic.
Thomas Blake died in the sinking, his body, if recovered, has never been identified.
He is mentioned on the St. Augustines Church Memorial, Northam, Southampton.
Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement
References United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List Donald Hyslop, Alastair Forsyth and Sheila Jemima (1997) Titanic Voices: Memories from the Fateful Voyage, Sutton Publishing, Southampton City Council. ISBN 0 7509 1436 X
Sources British Census 1881
Acknowledgements Steve Coombes, UK Chris Dohany, USA Brian Ticehurst, UK Bill Wormstedt, USA