Other names: Frank
Locations in this story: West Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetBowling Green Farm, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetManston, Nr. Blandford, DorsetWimborne, DorsetChristchurch, HampshireMesopotamiaIndia
Story: Frank Moore was born at West Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 11th October 1883, the son of Harry William Moore and Elizabeth Jane Moore (née Moore). He lived his early life in and around East and West Orchard, Shaftesbury. He married Beatrice Rideout at Manston, Nr. Blandford, Dorset, on 4th February 1903. By 1911 they were living at Bowling Green Farm, East Orchard, Shaftesbury. Frank enlisted on 17th May 1915 and joined the 7th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 14562). He served in Mespotamia from 18 Jun 1916 and later in India from 16 Oct 1916 where he transferred to the 3rd Garrison Battalion of the Essex Regiment on 25th March 1918 (Service No. 33378). He was discharged on 12th January 1920 with a small pension for deafness which was attributable to his service conditions. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals when the 1921 Census shows he had returned to East Orchard. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Duncliffe', Christchurch Road, Wimborne, Dorset, and was working as a Public Works Contractor's Labourer. His death was recorded at the Christchurch, Hampshire, Registry in 1968. His brothers Arthur Charles and Harry Philip also served in the war.