Mr Albert James Dore (Trimmer) was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on 6 September 1889.
He was the youngest child of George Edward Dore (1839-1899), a whitesmith, and Mary Jane Dennett (1842-1917). Both his parents were from the Isle of Wight and married there in 1863, going on to have a dozen children.
Albert's siblings were: Alice Mary (b. 1863), Harry Edward (b. 1865), Ellen Jane (b. 1867), Fanny Louisa (b. 1869), Arthur George (b. 1871), Frederick William (b. 1874), Margaret Amelia (b. 1877), Walter John (b. 1879), Beatrice Marion (b. 1881), Herbert Frank (b. 1883) and Ernest Ralph (b. 1887).
The family don't seem to appear on the 1891 census; on the previous census (1881) the family were living at 8 Castle Gardens, All Saints, Southampton, having moved to that city from Newport on the Isle of Wight in the mid-1870s. His father died in 1899 and on the 1901 census Albert and family are living at 2 Maddison Street. At the time of the 1911 census the family are still at this address, Albert described as a seaman and unmarried.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, Albert gave his address as 9 Mount Street, Southampton. His last ship had been the Oceanic. As a Trimmer he received monthly wages of £5 10s.
Albert survived the Titanic disaster but it is uncertain in which boat he escaped. He was not called upon to testify at either the American or British inquiries.
How long Albert continued to work at sea isn't certain. During the First World War he served as a gunner and was drafted to Palestine where he fought in the Battles of Gaza. Discharged in October 1918 he was decorated with the General Service and Victory Medals, including the 1914-1915 Star. At the time he was a resident of 9 Maddison Street in Southampton.
He was married in early 1919 to Ada Finetta Godden (b. 1889 in Eastbourne, Sussex) and the couple welcomed two children: Albert Edward (1919-1974) and Ada (b. 1922, later Mrs Charles R. Collier).
Albert died in Southampton in 1953 and was buried in Hollybrook Cemetery. His widow Ada passed away in 1959.