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Freddy William MOORE

Male 1887 - 1917  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Freddy William MOORE 
    Born Apr-Jun 1887  Tilehurst, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 31 Jul 1887  St Michael, Tilehurst, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1917  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 22 Aug 1917  Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2347  Moore Brickland Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2014 

    Father Fredrick MOORE,   b. Bef 26 Oct 1828, Bradfield, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1914  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Ann Elizabeth PALMER,   b. Bef 30 Nov 1856, Tilehurst, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1936, Tilehurst, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1878  St Michael, Tilehurst, Berkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F754  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1901 Census - Norcott Road, Tilehurst, Berkshire
      Frederick Moore  60  -  Shoemaker - Own Account - At home - Born Tilehurst
      Annie Moore  44   -  Laundress - Worker - Born Tilehurst
      Fredk Moore  13   -  Born Tilehurst
      Bertie Moore  11 -  Born Tilehurst
      Kate Moore  9  -  Born Tilehurst
      Ethel Moore  8  -  Born Tilehurst
      James Moore  7   -  Born Tilehurst
      Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 1143; Folio: 52; Page: 13.

      1911 Census, Norcott Road, Tilehurst in the District of Bradfield  Berkshire - ED8
      Frederick Moore, 82 yo - Head - Bootmaker - Born Basildon - Married 32 yrs
      Ann Elizabeth Moore, 52 yo - Wife - Born Tilehurst
      Fredy William Moore, 23 yo - Son - Single - Builders Labourer - Born Tilehurst
      Bertie Moore, 21 yo - Son - Single - Potter - Born Tilehurst
      James Moore, 18 yo - Son - Single - Labourer at Pottery Kiln - Born Tilehurst
      Source Ref : (RG14PN6552 RG78PN325 RD120 SD2 ED8 SN300)


      Ex CWGC Website:
      Initials:  F W
      Nationality:  United Kingdom
      Rank:  Private
      Regiment/Service:  Royal Berkshire Regiment
      Unit Text:  2nd/4th Bn.
      Date of Death:  22/08/1917
      Service No:  201635
      Casualty Type:  Commonwealth War Dead
      Grave/Memorial Reference:  Panel 105 to 106 and 162.
      Memorial:  Tyne Cot Memorial

      Location Information : The Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is located 9 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre, on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332).
      The names of those from United Kingdom units are inscribed on Panels arranged by Regiment under their respective Ranks.
      The names of those from New Zealand units are inscribed on panels within the New Zealand Memorial Apse located at the centre of the Memorial.

      Historical Information : The Tyne Cot Memorial is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence. There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south. The initial attempt in June to dislodge the Germans from the Messines Ridge was a complete success, but the main assault north-eastward, which began at the end of July, quickly became a dogged struggle against determined opposition and the rapidly deteriorating weather. The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates those of all Commonwealth nations except New Zealand who died in the Salient, in the case of United Kingdom casualties before 16 August 1917. Those United Kingdom and New Zealand servicemen who died after that date are named on the memorial at Tyne Cot, a site which marks the furthest point reached by Commonwealth forces in Belgium until nearly the end of the war. Other New Zealand casualties are commemorated on memorials at Buttes New British Cemetery and Messines Ridge British Cemetery. The Tyne Cot Memorial now bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known. The memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker with sculpture by Joseph Armitage and F V Blundstone, was unveiled by Sir Gilbert Dyett in July 1927. The memorial forms the north-eastern boundary of Tyne Cot Memorial, which was established around a captured German blockhouse or pill-box used as an advanced dressing station. The original battlefield cemetery of 343 graves was greatly enlarged after the Armistice when remains were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck, and from a few small burial grounds. It is now the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. At the suggestion of King George V, who visited the cemetery in 1922, the Cross of Sacrifice was placed on the original large pill-box. There are three other pill-boxes in the cemetery. There are now 11,952 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in Tyne Cot Cemetery. 8,365 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to more than 80 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials commemorate 20 casualties whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.
      No. of Identified Casualties: 34,864

      Note: On "British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920" he is listed as Fredie W Moore

      Name: Freddie William Moore
      Birth Place: Tilehurst, Berks
      Residence: Reading
      Death Date: 22 Aug 1917
      Rank: Private
      Regiment: Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment)
      Battalion: 2/4th
      Battalion. Number: 201635
      Type of Casualty: Killed in action
      Theater of War: Ypres, Belgium
      Source Information:, comp. UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 [database on-line]

  • Sources 
    1. [S67] FreeBMD On-line (, Registered in Bradfield District June QTR 1887 - Vol 2C Page 334 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S39] UK - Berkshire - Tilehurst - St Michael - Parish Registers (BFHS CD).

    3. [S85] Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, Based on name of "Freddie William Moore" being found September 2008 on Tilehurst War Memorial (opposite Plough Inn) and then subsequently being found on CWGC Website - Name listed on Tyne Cot Panel 105 to 106 and 162. (Reliability: 1).