Horsewill, Mr. Albert Edward James
Crew: Deck - Able Seaman
25 Mar 1879
West Ham, Essex, England
6 Apr 1962
Humble, Texas, USA
Able Seaman who ran away from home to become a sailor.
He escaped the stricken ship on lifeboat 1 and afterwards testified at the British Inquiry when the rumours of bribery swired around events on boat 1. He maintained that he heard no conversations take place with regards returning to the scene of the wreck or worries about the lifeboat being swamped. He conceded however that it would have been perfectly safe to return to the wreck to pick up survivors, feeling it to be "inhuman" to leave them behind.
He worked with White Star Line until 1913 before settling in Illinois and regaling audiences in theatres with stories of his survival.
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica