The Sinking of the R.M.S. Leinster

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George Moore

MOORE, George

George Moore (officially and intermittently William George) was born in 1869 in Cambridgeshire to Jonathan Moore and Matilda Charles. He was the eldest of their six children and was baptised in Stratford in London where they had moved shortly after his birth. Jonathan was a Railway Goods Clerk and the family lived in Falmouth Street and then Stork Road, in West Ham. In the 1881 census William, aged thirteen, was also a Railway Clerk. Matilda Moore died in 1884 at the age of thirty-seven and in 1887 Jonathan married another Cambridgeshire woman, Elizabeth Pannell.

In May 1891 William George Moore married Alice Maria Head in West Ham and they had two children, Dorothy Alice in 1892 and William Charles in 1894. In the 1901 census he was George, giving his occupation as ‘Vegetable Market Salesman’. Alice’s younger sister Louisa Head was living with them in Elm Road as a Domestic Servant. By 1911 they had moved to Crosby Road in Forest Gate where William George was a Vegetable Salesman and seventeen year old William Charles was a Clerk.

George Moore enlisted at Stratford in the Middlesex Yeomanry and in October 1918 was with the 2/1st Brigade, a Reserve and Training brigade, which had moved to Ireland in May of that year. Presumably returning home on leave, he travelled on RMS Leinster on the 10th. He did not survive the sinking but his body was recovered and he was buried in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin.

His widow, Alice, married Joseph J Williams in the first quarter of 1919.



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