Thank you to Lenka Cathersides for the following research.
Frederick Moore was born in the 4th quarter of 1891 in Kentish Town, Middlesex to confectioner, foreman, caterer and publican, Walter Bixby and Emily (nee Dowsing).
Frederick’s father Walter was born in the 2nd quarter of 1862 in Edgware, to farm bailiff George, born about 1812 in Ratterton, Suffolk, and Emily, born about 1826 in Beckenham, Suffolk. At the time of the 1881 Census, Walter was a lodger of carpenter James Claridge at 2 Coventry Farm Cottage, Mill Hill, Hendon. His mother Emily was born in the 4th quarter of 1867 in Mill Hill, Middlesex to labourer George, born about 1837, and Maria, born about 1843 in Ufford, Suffolk. Emily was baptised on the 12th of January 1868 at St Paul’s church, Mill Hill. 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 Hendon, Middlesex. Maria remarried farm servant Joseph Chapman about 1878. Joseph was born about 1843 in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire.
At the time of the 1881 Census, the family lived at Stoneyfields Farm, Mill Hill. Joseph was working as a farm servant and Emily was looking after her children: Emily, George W. and Frederick from her first marriage, and Arthur J. from her marriage to Joseph. Walter Bixby Moore married Emily Dowsing in the 2nd quarter of 1889 in the Registration District of Hendon, Middlesex.
Frederick had five siblings: Alice Emily born in the 3rd quarter of 1889; Winifred Nellie born in the 2nd quarter of 1895; Mildred Moore born in the 2nd quarter of 1897, all in St Pancras, London; George Thomas born in the 1st quarter of 1899 in Islington, London and Charles Reginald 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 was working as a commercial traveller and Emily was looking after their daughter Alice.
According to the 1900 London, England, Electoral Register, Walter resided at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington. The family occupied 3 rooms on the first floor.
At the time of the 1901 Census, the family lived at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington. Walter was working as a confectioner’s porter and Emily was looking after their children: Alice Emily, Frederick, Winifred Nellie, Mildred and George Thomas. The 1907 London, England, Electoral Register reads, that Walter still lived at 241 Tufnell Park Road, Islington.
At the time of the 1911 Census, the family lived at 35 Dudley Gardens, West Ealing. Walter was working as a confectioner & foreman and Emily was at home with their children: clerk Winifred, Mildred, George and Charles. In the household was also staying Walter’s niece, milliner, Daisy. 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.
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 21stOctober 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.
Frederick’s father Walter received £1, 1s and 1d on 6th August 1915 in Soldier’s Effects.
Frederick Moore received the British War and Victory medals.
Frederick’s sister, Winifred, married dentist Harold King, on 3rd November 1915 at St John’s church, Northfields. At the time of the marriage, Harold lived at 107 Uxbridge Road, Ealing and Winifred lived with her family at 35 Dudley Gardens, West Ealing. Winifred’s father Walter 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 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 weighed over 104 stones.
Frederick’s mother Emily died in 1923 in Hendon, Middlesex. His father Walter died in 1924 in Dorking. He was buried on 3rd May 1924 at the Dorking Cemetery.
Frederick’s brother, Charles married Violet Eva Wild on 16th June 1937 at St Martin’s church in Dorking. At the time of the marriage, Charles was working as a bar manager and lived at 37 High Street in Dorking. Violet was living at 57 Deepdene Vale in Dorking. Her father Henry was a council employee. Charles’ sister, Winifred was his witness.
|Born||Kentish Town, London|
|Son of||Mr and Mrs Moore of the Wheatsheaf, 8 High Street, Dorking|
|Regiment||1st Life Guards. Household Cavalry|
|Date of Death||21st October 1914|
|Place of Death||Bailleul, France|
|Cause of Death||Died of wounds|
|Cemetery||Bailleul Communal Cemy Extn, Nord|