Frederick William Moore

Surname: Moore
Other names: Frederick William
Other people in this story:
Joseph Thomas Moore
Harriet Mary Moore (nee Yeatman)
Job Stokes
Locations in this story:
Kington Magna, Dorset
Brighton, Tasmania, Australia
Gallipoli, Turkey
Alexandria, Egypt

Frederick William Moore was born in Kington Magna, Dorset, in 1890 and baptised there on 31 Aug 1890 the son of Joseph Thomas Moore and Harriet Mary (sometimes known as Marian) Moore (nee Yeatman).  Frederick's father died in early 1895 and his mother re-married Job Stokes in Kington Magna on 8 Sep 1895.  The family emigrated to Brighton, Tasmania, Australia, on 3 Jun 1905.  Frederick enlisted on 24 Aug 1914 with the 17th Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Brigade of the Australian Imperial Force as a Private (Service No. 165).  He was posted and joined the 12th Battalion who fought at Gallipoli, Turkey.  He was wounded in action there between 25/28 Apr 1915 and subsequently died at the Bombay General Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt, on 3 May 1915.  He was buried in the Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery (Grave Ref: C. 180).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.  His mother was in receipt of a dependant's pension as a result.  He is also remembered on the Kington Magna, Dorset, War Memorial.  (NB: His name also appears on the Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, War Memorial on a plaque which is thought to have come from Kington Magna.)


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