Albert was born on 9 November 1892 in Saxlingham Nethergate. His parents were William and Alice (nee Wilson) Moore. His father was a bricklayer.
He had eight siblings;
John Wilson (half-brother) born 1888
William F Moore born 1891
Alice E Moore born 1895
Walter Moore born 1897
Gertrude S Moore born 1899
Arthur C Moore born 1901
Robert Moore born 1903
Ernest Moore born 1904
Albert was baptised in Saxlingham Nethergate on 7 May 1893.
In 1901 the family were living on Pitts Hill, Saxlingham Nethergate.
By 1911 Albert was working as a miller’s carter and the family were living in Tower Cottage in Saxlingham Thorpe.
Albert was a member of 1/4th Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, his service number was 1676. This was a Territorial Force and as soon as war was declared they were mobilised. After training they sailed for the Dardennelles on 29 July 1915. They fought in Gallipolli and Egypt. His medal records say that he entered the war on 30 July 1915 which was after the ship had embarked and that he served in Egypt. (More information about 1/4th Battalion can be found in the entry for Charles Brighton)
At some stage he transferred to the Devonshire Regiment, Service number 203944. His army records have not survived so little is known about where this was. He left the army on 3 June 1919.
In January 1921 he married Cissy Charlish in St. Mary’s Church, Saxlingham Nethergate. Her family ran the West End Public House and had a market garden in Saxlingham Thorpe. In the past she had worked as a nurse housemaid. Her brother Tom Charlish had been killed in the war. (More information about her family can be found in the entry for Tom Charlish) Albert gave his occupation as a bricklayer.
Their son Reginald Moore was born 13 August 1921.
Cissy died in March 1929 aged 35 years old.
In the summer of 1937 Albert remarried. His wife was Queenie Elizabeth Wharton, born 25 February 1909. Prior to her marriage she had lived in Kenninghall.
In 1939 the family were living on Eastgate Street, Mitford and Launditch, which is an area near East Dereham. He was working as a bricklayer but was also a ARP warden. His son Reginald was living there and was in the RAF. There is another person at the address but their details are withheld.
Albert died in 1969.
England & Wales, Birth, marriages, death index 1837-2005
British Army Medal Roll Index cards 1914-1920
1939 Register – www.findmypast.co.uk
UK Census collection
Norfolk Electoral Rolls, Absent Voters List, Saxlingham Nethergate
Norfolk Electoral Rolls, 1922- 1927
Norfolk, Church of England Diocesan Baptismal Records, Saxlingham Nethergate
The History of the Norfolk Regiment. Vol.II. – F. Loraine Petre. Norwich: Jarrold and Son Ltd. The Empire Press
St Mary’s Church Saxlingham Nethergate, Marriage records (transcribed by Mary Muir)
Tower Cottage photograph, courtesy of Michael Wilkinson, Newton Flotman
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