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John Frederick Preston Clarke

Birthdate: (28)
Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: April 15, 1912 (24-32)
Titanic - sinking at sea
Immediate Family:

Son of John Robert Clarke and Ellen Clarke
Brother of Ellen Mary Clarke and Emily Florence Clarke

Occupation: Musician
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About John Frederick Preston Clarke

Probate Administration in Liverpool 15 July to Ellen Clark widow - his mother was widow Ellen Clark


  • Name: Mr John Frederick Preston Clarke
  • Age: 30 years
  • Last Residence: in Liverpool Merseyside England
  • Occupation: Musician
  • 2nd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 250654
  • Cabin No.: E
  • Died in the sinking.
  • Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 202)
  • Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery Halifax Nova Scotia Canada on Wednesday 8th May 1912.

Mr John Frederick Preston Clarke of 22 Tunstall street, Smithdown road, Liverpool was Bass Violist with the ship's orchestra.

Mr Clarke died in the disaster. His body was recovered (#202) and buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax on 8 May 1912.


CLOTHING - Grey overcoat; grey muffler; uniform, green facing; green socks; crucifix.

EFFECTS - Diamond pin; gold watch; keys; knife; sovereign case, No. 2; pocketbook; memo book;; 8s.; gold ring, marked "J.F.P.C."



  • Record of Bodies and Effects - Passengers and Crew S.S. Titanic (#202)


  • Bob Knuckle, Canada
  • Chris Dohany, USA

Travelling Companions (on same ticket)

  • Mr W. Theodore Ronald Brailey
  • Mr Roger Marie Bricoux
  • Mr Wallace Henry Hartley
  • Mr John Law Hume
  • Mr Georges Alexandre Krins
  • Mr Percy Cornelius Taylor
  • Mr John Wesley Woodward

John Frederick Preston Clarke - by Brian J. Ticehurst

Clarke, John Frederick Preston. 22 Tunstall Street, Smithdown Road, Liverpool. Orchestra (Bass).

(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)

Number 688. Clarke, Ellen. Mother. Clarke, Eileen Mary, Sister. Clarke, Emily Florence, Sister. All class F dependants.

Body number 202.

Estimated age 35. Black hair, no marks. Clothing:- Grey overcoat, grey muffler, uniform, green facing, green socks, crucifix. Effects:- Diamond pin, gold watch, keys, knife, sovereign case, No. 2, pocketbook, memo book, 8 shillings in coins, gold ring marked J.F.P.C..

  • Interred at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia stone number 202.
  • Named on the Musicians Memorial at the Old Library site, London Road, Southampton.
  • also named on the St Marys Church Musicians Memorial, St Marys, Southampton.
  • also he is mentioned on a plaque in the lobby of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Symphony Hall) Boston, Massachusetts.
  • also remembered by a broken column memorial at Broken Hill, Australia.
  • also There is a painting by C. Robinson dedicated to the Titanic Musicians in Leeds City Art Galleries, Yorkshire.
  • also named on the Musicians Memorial in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
  • also there was a memorial to the bandsmen at the Institute of the National Orchestra Association, Archer Street, London, W, unveiled on the 17th July by Mr. Landon Ronald, Principal of the Guildhall School of Music.
  • also there is a memorial tablet in St. Mark's Church, Dewsbury to the Titanic's bandsmen. It reads:
  • This tablet was erected over the Churchwardens' pew by Canon Rawnsley of Keswick School of Art, to the memory of the Titanic disaster off Cape Race, April 14th, 1912, in which 1,517 people lost their lives:
  • With thanks to God for the memory of the brave bandsmen who perished at the post of duty on the steamship Titanic, 14th April, 1912
  • Nearer My God to Thee
  • also named on a brass and wooden plaque in the Liverpool City Mission, Jubilee Drive, Edge Hill, Liverpool (this plaque was originally in the Beacon Hall, Wavertree Road, Edge Hill, Liverpool). The plaque reads:
  • To the Glory of God and in Memory of W. Hartley (leader), R. Bricoux, W. T. Brailey, J. F. C. (sic) Clarke, J. L. Hulme (sic) , G. Krins, P. C. Taylor, J. W. Woodward.
  • Musicians of the S. S. Titanic who lost their lives in the sinking of that vessel on 15th April 1912.
  • This Tablet is Erected by public Subscription
  • Nearer My God to Thee

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Manchester, Lancashire, England
April 15, 1912
Age 28
Titanic - sinking at sea