Moore, Mr. John "James"
Crew: Engineering - Fireman/Stoker
12 Mar 1883
Southampton, Hampshire ,England
1 Jan 1954
Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Mr. J. Moore , born in Hampshire, signed on to work on the Titanic and survived the sinking of the liner. He was not called to give evidence in the inquiries but his identity remains shrouded in mystery. When the UK released seaman records in the 1990s Titanic researchers believed they had uncovered the identity of the mysterious John Moore. The uncertainty remains beacuase the J. Moore they discovered in the archives was a sailor, while the John Moore who signed on to Titanic was a fireman.. That being siad the information we have regrding this James Moore is often viewed as the biography applied to this figure.
James Moore was born in Southampton to Southampton natives Alfred Moore, a dock labourer, and Anna Arnold. He had eight known siblings. James married Charlotte Ethel Stevens in 1908 and at the time of the 1911 census were childless. James was listed as a Dock Coal Porter. They would go on to have several children.
After the disaster, he continued to work at sea but by the 1939 census was described once again as a coal porter. He was to become a widower in 1940 when his wife died. James Moore himself passed away in 1954.
Primary source : Encyclopaedia Titanica