James Albert Avery was born in 1891 in Southampton, Hampshire. His parents were James Avery (1860-1929) a plasterer, and Agnes Wilkins (1867-1934).
At the time of the 1901 census James was living 17 Woodside Road, Portswood, Southampton with his parents and siblings; Frederick Thomas, William Henry, Agnes Elsie and Beatrice Louisa. A further child Winifred Ellen was welcomed around 1910. By the time of the 1911 census the family had relocated to 122 Earl's Road, Southampton.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he was still resident at 122 Earl's Road, Southampton. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a trimmer he received monthly wages of £5 10.
Avery was rescued in lifeboat 15.
Avery returned to England. He never married and was still living at the same Earl's Road address when he died on 17 December 1915.
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