20 Dexter St, Liverpool L8 1UY, Regno Unito
William Alfred Gaskell (3 May 1893 – 15 April 1912) was a RMS Titanic victim. It has been suggested that, with travel partner Joseph Fynney, he was one of the gay passengers aboard the Titanic.
William Alfred Gaskell was born on 3 May 1893, at 20 Dexter Street, Toxteth Park, Lancashire, England, the son of Thomas Harrison Gaskell (1859-1933), a barrel maker and Eliza Brideson (b. 1865).
On the 1911 census Gaskell was described as an apprentice cooper.
Gaskell boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a second class passenger; travelling with him, on the same ticket, was Joseph Fynney, a rubber merchant, 35 years old. People reported that Fynney took great interest in helping the young men circling around him, and his neighbours complained about the late-night visits of these young men. A handsome bachelor, Fynney always brought back to visit his mother in Canada a different man with each trip. Also this time, the purpose of the travel was to visit Fynney's family in Montréal, Québec.
They both died in the sinking and Gaskell's body if recovered, was not identified. He is remembered on his parents' tombstone at Anfield Cemetery in Liverpool.