Mr Albert John Hogan was born at 74 Great Devon Street in Southwark, Surrey, England on 25 January 1893.
He was the son of an Irish father, Peter James Hogan (b. 1861)1 and Sarah Wright (b. 1866)2 who remained unmarried until 1907. His father, a native of Dublin, worked was a printing machine operator whilst his mother was born in Bedingham, Norfolk into an agricultural family.
Reportedly one of four children3 born to his parents, Hogan's only known siblings were: Charlotte Irene (b. 9 August 1890) and Margaret (b. 1894).
The family appears on the 1901 census residing at 17 Palmerston Grove, south Wimbledon and would still be living at that address by the time of the 1911 census although Albert was absent by the time of the latter record.
When he signed-on to the Titanic on 4 April 1912 Hogan was listed as G. King and gave his local address as 46 Threefield Lane in Southampton. His previous ship had been the Oceanic and as a scullion he received monthly wages of £3, 10s.
Albert John Hogan died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. The only known mention of him in the contemporary press relates:
... and a young man named Hogan, a member of the crew, who lived at Palmerston road, Wimbledon...
Surrey Advertiser, 27 April 1912
His family benefitted from the Titanic Relief Fund; they remained in Wimbledon, latterly at 177 Hartfield Road where Peter Hogan died on 20 November 1925, followed by Sarah Hogan who died in 1932. Both are buried in Merton Cemetery.
His sister Charlotte was married in 1915 to Norfolk-born Albert Edward Randlesome, a shepherd, and moved to Suffolk where they raised a large family. She died in Blundeston, Suffolk on 13 February 1975.