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Ernest Edward Archer

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Whitenap, Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Death: October 17, 1917 (37-45)
Southampton, England (Tuberculosis )
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Archer and Ann Archer
Husband of Elizabeth Mary Archer

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About Ernest Edward Archer

  • Name: Mr Ernest Edward Archer
  • Born: 1876
  • Age: 36 years
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Last Residence: at 59 Portswood Road Southampton Hampshire England
  • Occupation: Able Seaman
  • Last Ship: Oceanic
  • Deck crew
  • First Embarked: Southampton
  • Rescued (boat 16)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Wednesday 17th October 1917
  • Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
  • Buried: St Mary Extra Cemetery Sholing Hampshire England

Mr Ernest Edward Archer was born in Whitenap, Romsey in 1876, the son of Richard Archer and Ann (née Townsend). He married Elizabeth Mary Spencer in about 1896 and they had two sons and four daughters.

When he signed-on to the Titanic in Southampton on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 59 Portchester Road, (Woolston, Southampton).He had transferred from the the Oceanic. As an able seaman he received monthly wages of £5

Mr Archer was rescued in lifeboat 16. He subsequently testified at the British and American inquiries into the disaster.

He died on 17 October 1917 of Tuberculosis, aged 41. He is buried at St Mary Extra Cemetery, Sholing, Southampton.

Available Documents

  • Crew Particulars of Engagement

Inquiry Testimony

  • (Courtesy of the Titanic Inquiry Project)
  • United States Senate Hearings, 25 April 1912, Testimony
  • Board of Trade Hearings, 4 June 1912, Testimony


  • Agreement and Account of Crew (PRO London, BT100/259)
  • United States Senate, Washington 1912. n° 806, Crew List
  • United States Senate (62nd Congress), Subcommittee Hearings of the Committee on Commerce, Titanic Disaster, Washington 1912
  • 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


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  • Chris Dohany, USA
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Romsey, Hampshire, United Kingdom
October 17, 1917
Age 41