About James (Titanic Survivor) Taylor
Mr James Taylor
- Age: 24 years
- Last Residence: in Southampton Hampshire England
- Occupation: Fireman / Stoker
- Engine crew
- First Embarked: Southampton
- Rescued (boat 1)
- Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Mr James Taylor, 25, was born in Hampshire.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as of 25 Russell Street, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Balmoral Castle. As a fireman he received monthly wages of £6.
Taylor was rescued in Emergency Lifeboat 1.
Tayor was subsequently called to testify at the British inquiry into the sinking. He appeared before the Wreck Commisioner's court on 17 May 1912.
Available Documents Crew Particulars of Engagement
Inquiry Testimony (Courtesy of the Titanic Inquiry Project) Board of Trade Hearings, 17 May 1912, Testimony
References Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259) Wreck Commissioners' Court, Proceedings before the Right Hon. Lord Mersey on a Formal Investigation Ordered by the Board of Trade into the Loss of the S.S. Titanic