Other names: Frank
Locations in this story: West Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetEast Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetManston, Nr, Blandford, DorsetWimborne, DorsetChristchurch, HampshireMesopotamiaIndia
Story: Frank Moore was born at West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11 Oct 1883 the son of Harry William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Moore (nee Moore). He lived his early life in and around East and West Orchard, Shaftesbury. He married Beatrice Rideout at Manston, Nr. Blandford, Dorset, on 4 Feb 1903 and they went on to have eight children. By 1911 they were living at Bowling Green Farm, East Orchard, Shaftesbury. Frank enlisted on 17 May 1915 and joined the 7th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14562), He served in Mespotamia and later in India where he transferred to the 3rd Garrison Battalion of the Essex Regiment on 25 Mar 1918 (Service No. 33378). He was discharged on 12 Jan 1920 with a small pension for his deafness which was attributable to his service conditions. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Duncliffe', Christchurch Road, Wimborne, Dorset, working as a Public Works Contractor's Labourer. His death was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry in 1968.