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Corporal Frederick Moore

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frederick George Moore

Ancestor's date of birth: 24/10/1876

Ancestor's date of death: 31/07/1976

Cause of Death: Age related pneumonia

Service and Life Before the Boer War: He was born in East Maitland, NSW and was classified as a labourer on enlistment

Service Number: 2165

Colony or State of enlistment: NSW, Place of Enlistment: Sydney

Unit: 'B' Squadron 3rd New South Wales Mounted Rifles

Rank attained in Boer War: CPL, Date Effective: 18/06/1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): No evidence of post Boer War service.

Murray Page: 129

Contingent: Fifth New South Wales

Ship: SS Maplemore, Date of Sailing: 17/03/1901

Memorial details: Boer War Memorial Maitland, buried Rookwood

Awards/Decorations/Commendations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Orange Free State, Transvaal, SA1901 and SA1902 clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Considered by the family to be a bit of a ladies man (He married again in his 80s) Independent, adventurous, stubborn, and self sufficient.

Reasons to go and fight: adventure

Details of service in war: Service: April 1901 - April 1902 in Free State and East Transvaal including Boer breakthrough at Langverwacht (24 February 1902).

Service and life after the Boer War: Post war he became a tram driver which he drove before learning to drive a car. He sometimes forgot that he had to use the steering wheel on the car which caused his passengers some concern. He also owned a Harley Davidson motor bike and used to make long trips on it to relatives in the Northern Tablelands. He lived in Padstow and was heavily involved in a huge vegetable garden in his yard. He loved walking and fishing and taught his children to fish. He died at the War Veterans home at Collaroy just short of his hundred.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Judy Graham, Queenscliff NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Annie Weinert, Sandringham NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Susan Egan, Woolgoolga NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Glory Clifford, Cherrybrook NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

Name of Descendant: Wendy Richardson, Oatley NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Grand Daughter

 


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