Mayzes, Mr. Thomas Jubilee
Crew: Engineering - Fireman/Stoker
22 Feb 1887
9 Feb 1928
Southampton, Hampshire, England
As his middle name suggests, he was born in th eyear of Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887, the son of a labourer, George Mayzes and Lydia Cunnignham. He had ten known siblings. He married Mary Ann Turner in London, 1905 and they had one child, Frederick Thomas in 1907. At the time of the 1911 census they were living in Southampton and his occupation was listed as trimmer.
Thomas transferred from Oceanic to sign on to Titanic and survived the disaster by possibly boarding lifeboat 3. He returned to Engand and volunteered for service upon the outbreak of war. He worked the troop ships to various ports and then served in the Allied intervention in Russia after 1918. He was demobilised in 1919 and returned to Merchant shipping.
He lived in Southampton for the rest of his life and died of typhoid fever in 1928 aged just 40. Towards the end it is reported that he was raving "save the women and children" in his delirium. His widow never remarried and passed away in 1960. His son Frederick died in Southampton, 1943.
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica