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William A Lucas

Birthdate: (38)
Birthplace: Winchester, Hampshire, England
Death: 1924 (37)
Immediate Family:

Son of Nicholas Lucas and Louisa Lucas
Brother of Florence A Lucas; Eliza Lucas; Louisa Lucas; Walter Lucas; Alfred Lucas and 3 others

Occupation: Able Seaman - Titanic
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About William A Lucas

Birth Registration

  • Name: William Arthur Lucas
  • Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1886
  • Registration district: Winchester
  • Inferred County: Hampshire
  • Volume: 2c
  • Page: 114


  • Name: Mr William A. Lucas
  • Born: Wednesday 21st July 1886
  • Age: 25 years
  • Last Residence: at 2 Corporation Flats Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: Oceanic
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued (boat D)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: 1924

Mr William Lucas was born in Winchester on 21 July 1886.

When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 2 Corporation Flats, (Southampton). He transferred from the Oceanic. As an Able Bodied Seaman he received monthly wages of £5.

As Collapsible D was lowered William Lucas of Southampton told First Class passenger Miss Edith Corse Evans, who was standing on deck, 'There's another boat going to be put down for you' but there was no boat and Edith was left behind.

Lucas was rescued, probably on Collapsible D.

William A. Lucas later served on the Derwent River, the War Mehtar, Polynesia, Bellagio, and the Constance.

References and Sources

  • Board of Trade Hearings, Testimony
  • Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
  • Walter Lord (1976) A Night to Remember. London, Penguin. ISBN 0 14 004757 3
  • 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


  • Senan Molony, Ireland
  • Brian Ticehurst, UK
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William A Lucas's Timeline

July 21, 1886
Hampshire, England
Age 37