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Alexander John Moore

Born 30th December 1888, Woolwich Arsenal, London

Son of Alfred Moore and Ellen Moore nee Speck of Woolwich, London

Husband of May Josephine Moore nee Stephens, of 122 Devon Buildings, Tooley Street, London (married 30th May 1915 at St Barnabas Church, Kentish Town)

Joined the City of London Police 17th December 1914

Grey eyes, dark brown hair, fresh completion, 6ft 2 inches in height

Warrant Number 7967

Collar Number B168

Left the City of London Police 5th May 1915

Private, 1st/1st Royal Buckinghamshire Hussars

Service Number 205906

Died 16th September 1917 aged 29 years

Buried Deir El Belah War Cemetery, Palestine

Remembered on the City of London Police WWI War Memorial, Wood Street Police Station


Extract from references received upon A J Moore’s application to join the City of London Police (Source: A J Moore’s City of London Police personal file, held at the London Metropolitan Archives).

‘Sir, I have known A J Moore all his life.  He has been always a most steady lad and kept his work to the utmost.  His family are all very quiet respectable people, living in the same street twenty two years.  Wishing him success for the City Police”. Yours faithfully, H Cullin, 20 James Street, Woolwich, London, November 13th 1914

“This is to certify that Alexander Moore has been employed 8 years in this department as a lad and during that period his character and conduct have been good and he is a good and industrious worker.  His age at entry on 12.1.03 was shewn as 14 years and he has now been discharged in consequence of attaining the limit of age for lads”.

Signed for the Superintendent, Royal Laboratory, Woolwich, 30th December 1909

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