Corporal Frederick Walter Moore

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Frederick Walter Moore Birth Registration Transcription © findmypast.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore Birth Registration Transcription © findmypast.co.uk

Frederick Moore was born in the 4th quarter of 1891 in Kentish Town, Middlesex to confectioner, foreman, caterer and publican, Walter Bixby Moore and Emily Moore nee Dowsing.

Frederick’s father Walter Bixby Moore was born in the 2nd quarter of 1862 in Edgware, Middlesex to farm bailiff George Moore, born about 1812 in Ratterton, Suffolk, and Emily Moore, born about 1826 in Beckenham, Suffolk. At the time of the 1881 Census, Walter Bixby was a lodger of carpenter James Claridge at 2 Coventry Farm Cottage, Mill Hill, Hendon, Middlesex.

Frederick’s mother Emily Dowsing was born in the 4th quarter of 1867 in Mill Hill, Middlesex to labourer George Dowsing, born about 1837, and Maria Dowsing, born about 1843 in Ufford, Suffolk. Emily Dowsing was baptised on the 12th of January 1868 at St Paul’s church, Mill Hill, Middlesex. At the time of the baptism, the family lived at Highwood Hill, Mill Hill. Emily’s father, George Dowsing died in the 1st quarter of 1876 in the Registration District of Hendon, Middlesex.

Maria Dowsing remarried farm servant Joseph Chapman about 1878. Joseph Chapman was born about 1843 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire.

At the time of the 1881 Census, the family lived at Stoneyfields Farm, Mill Hill, Hendon, Middlesex. Joseph was working as a farm servant and Emily was looking after her children: Emily Dowsing, George W. Dowsing and Frederick Dowsing from her first marriage, and Arthur J. Chapman from her marriage to Joseph Chapman.

Walter Bixby Moore married Emily Dowsing in the 2nd quarter of 1889 in the Registration District of Hendon, Middlesex.

Frederick Moore had five siblings: Alice Emily Moore born in the 3rd quarter of 1889 in St Pancras, London; Winifred Nellie Moore born in the 2nd quarter of 1895 in St Pancras, London; Mildred Moore born in the 2nd quarter of 1897 in St Pancras, London; George Thomas Moore born in the 1st quarter of 1899 in Islington, London and Charles Reginald Moore born in the 3rd quarter of 1907 in West Ealing, Middlesex.

At the time of the 1891 Census, the family lived at 14 Churchill Road, St Pancras, London. Walter Bixby was working as a commercial traveller and Emily was looking after their daughter Alice Emily.

Frederick Moore was born in the 4th quarter of 1891 in Kentish Town, Middlesex.

According to the 1900 London, England, Electoral Register, Walter Bixby Moore resided at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington, London. The family occupied 3 rooms on the first floor.

Frederick Walter Moore 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore 1901 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington, London. Walter Bixby was working as a confectioner’s porter and Emily was looking after their children: Alice Emily, Frederick, Winifred Nellie, Mildred and George Thomas.

According to the 1904 London, England, Electoral Register, Walter Bixby and his family still resided at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington. The family occupied three rooms on the 2nd and top floors.

The 1907 London, England, Electoral Register reads, that Walter Bixby Moore still lived at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington.

At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 35 Dudley Gardens, West Ealing, Middlesex. Walter Bixby was working as a confectioner & foreman and Emily was at home with their children: lady clerk Winifred Nellie, Mildred, George Thomas and Charles Reginald. In the household was also staying Walter Bixby’s niece, milliner, Daisy Dowsing. The accommodation had five rooms. Emily stated that she had given birth to six children.

Frederick Moore enlisted in London into the 1st Life Guards of the Household Cavalry. He was a trooper with a regimental number 2719.

Frederick Walter Moore 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore 1911 Census © findmypast.co.uk

At the time of the 1911 Census, Frederick Moore was a trooper of the 1st Life Guards quartered at barracks in Albany Street, Regents Park, London.

Frederick Moore died of wounds in an action on the 21st of October 1914 in Bailleul, France. At the time of his death, Frederick was a Corporal of the 1st Life Guards of the Household Cavalry.

He is buried at the Bailleul Communal Cemetery in France. His grave reference number is B.9.

William Golding Soldiers Effects © ancestry.co.uk
William Golding Soldiers Effects © ancestry.co.uk

Frederick’s father Walter Bixby Moore received £1, 1s and 1d on the 6th of August 1915 in Soldier’s Effects.

Frederick Walter Moore British War Medal and Victory Medal © ancestry.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore British War Medal and Victory Medal © ancestry.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore Medal Rolls Index Card © ancestry.co.uk
Frederick Walter Moore Medal Rolls Index Card © ancestry.co.uk

Frederick Moore received the British War and Victory medals.

Frederick’s sister, Winifred Nellie Moore, married dentist Harold King, by Licence, on the 3rd of November 1915 at St John’s church, Northfields. At the time of the marriage, Harold King lived at 107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing and Winifred Nellie Moore lived with her family at 35 Dudley Gardens, West Ealing, Middlesex. Winifred Nellie’s father Walter Bixby Moore was working as a foreman & caterer and was the bride’s witness.

Later, Frederick’s parents resided at the Wheatsheaf, 8 High Street, Dorking. The 1918 Kelly’s Directory reads that Walter [Bixby] Moore was a publican, caterer or resident of the Wheatsheaf public house situated at 8 High Street, Dorking, Surrey. The Wheatsheaf was decorated with the stuffed skin of a hog which was bred in Dorking and killed in 1777. The hog weighted over 104 stones.

Frederick’s mother Emily Moore died in 1923 in the Registration District of Hendon, Middlesex.

Frederick’s father Walter Bixby Moore died in 1924 in the Registration District of Dorking, Surrey. He was buried on the 3rd of May 1924 at the Dorking Municipal Cemetery.

Frederick’s brother, Charles Reginald Moore married Violet Eva Wild, by Banns, on the 16th of June 1937 at St Martin’s church in Dorking, Surrey. At the time of the marriage, Charles Reginald was working as a bar manager and lived at 37 High Street in Dorking. Violet Eva was living at 57 Deepdene Vale in Dorking. Her father Henry Thomas Wild was a council employee. Charles Reginald’s sister, Winifred Nellie King nee Moore, was his witness.

Born                            Kentish Town, London
Lived                           London

Son of                         Mr and Mrs Moore of the Wheatsheaf, 8 High Street, Dorking

Regiment                     1st Life Guards. Household Cavalry
Number                       2719

Date of Death              21st October 1914
Place of Death             Bailleul, France
Cause of Death            Died of wounds

Age                              21

Cemetery                     Bailleul Communal Cemy Extn, Nord