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412   Rifleman Frederick William Moore
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 01/09/1897
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 18
Summary      
Frederick William Moore was the son of Robert and Mary Moore. He was born in Seapatrick, County Down on 1st September 1897. The family lived in Kilpixe, Seapatrick, Banbridge. His father was a flax dresser. By 1911, his mother had died and Fred was working as a draperís apprentice for Menary Brothers in Dungannon. Rifleman Moore trained as a signaller before going to France in 1915. Rifleman Fred Moore was serving with ĎDí Company of the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916.
Rifleman Frederick William Moore
Further Information
Frederick William Moore was the youngest son of Robert and Mary Moore. Robert Moore and Mary Connor were married on 20th May 1887 in the district of Banbridge.
William Frederick Moore was born in Seapatrick, County Down on 1st September 1897. He was the youngest of four children, all born in the Banbridge area.
Known family: Robert Moore, Mary Moore, Robert Moore (born 27th May 1888), Thomas Moore (born 11th June 1890), Helena Moore (born 16th January 1892), William Frederick Moore (born 1st September 1897).
The 1901 census lists William F as age 3 living with the family at house 64 in Kilpixe, Banbridge Rural, Down. Kilpixe is a townland is the parish of Seapatrick. His father was a flax dresser.
The 1911 census does not list not list Frederick as living with the family at house 7 in Kilpixe, Banbridge Rural, County Down. His mother had died.
The 1911 census list Frederick living in Market Square Dungannon. He was 13 years old (clearly stated in the original census document) and was working as a draper's apprentice.
Market Square, Dungannon
Fred Moore worked as a shop assistant with Messrs Menary Brothers in Dungannon.
Menary's newspaper advertisement
Frederick Moore enlisted on the formation of the 36th (Ulster Division) in Banbridge, joining D Company, 13th Royal Irish Rifles.
Rifleman Moore trained as a signaller first at Clandeboye Camp, and then in England.
Medal card
Rifleman Fred Moore arrived in France with the Royal Irish Rifles on 5th October 1915.
Rifleman Fred Moore was serving with 'D' Company of the 13th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was 18 years old.
At the time of Fred Moore's death his father was living at Milfort Terrace, Seapatrick, Banbridge.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 10 August 1916:
Signaller William Frederick Moore, Irish Rifles (down Volunteers), killed in action 1st July 1916, was a son of Mr Robert Moore, Milfort Terrace, Seapatrick, Banbridge, and was formerly a shop assistant with Messrs Menary Brothers, Dungannon
Taken from the book 'The Lads Who Marched Away' by Tommy McClimonds
Frederick Moore. Rifleman 412. 13th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Killed in Action, 1st July 1916. Aged 18. Frederick (Fred) Moore was the son of Robert and Mary Moore, Milfort Terrace. He enlisted on the formation of the 36th (Ulster Division) in Banbridge, joining D Company, 13th Royal Irish Rifles. He trained as a Signaller first at Clandeboye Camp, and then in England before finally going to France in 1915.
Rifleman Moore has no known grave and is commemorated on Thiepval Memorial.
Rifleman Frederick Moore is also commemorated on Banbridge War Memorial.
Banbridge War Memorial - Fred Moore
The CWGC record Rifleman Frederick Moore as the son of the late Robert and Mary Moore
Some of the details recorded here come from the book, 'The Lads Who Marched Away' by Tommy McClimonds. The book also lists another of the Dungannon War Dead, the Rev Richard Ussher Greer.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Market Square (East) (No 1) Dungannon Central Census listing in Market Square (East) 54.50439 -6.769191
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1 1901 Census lists Moore family Lists William F as age 3 living with the family at house 64 in Kilpixe, Banbridge Rural, Down
2 1911 Census lists Frederick Moore Lists Frederick as age 13 living at house 1 in Market Square (East Side), Dungannon, Tyrone
3 1911 Census lists Moore family Does not list Frederick as living with the family at house 7 in Kilpike, Banbridge Rural, Down
4 Kilpixe, Parish of Seapatrick Details of Kilpixe
5 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
6 raymondscountydownwebsite.com From the book 'The Lads Who Marched Away'. Details and photo of William Frederick Moore
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2021