Moore, Frank

Poppy on a wooden cross

Age: 22
Date of birth: April 1892

Parents: John William and Ann Elizabeth Moore (subsequently Pickett)
Address: 40 West Street


Frank was baptised at St Paul’s church in Warwick on 18th May. The baptism register shows his parents were living at 43 Friars Streets and his father was working as a gardener.
[Fowler’s Warwickshire Roll of Honour states that Frank was born and resided in Moreton Morrall but we have found no evidence for this, although it was his mother’s birthplace]

Frank’s father, John William, died on 13th June 1898 and by 1901, the family had moved to 46 Cherry Street, Warwick with Ann Elizabeth a widow.  The other members of the family living in the house at that time were Frank’s five brothers – John (14), Thomas (11), Wilfred (9), Albert (4) and George (2) – as well as older sister Anne Elizabeth (14).

Frank’s mother remarried in 1904 to Harry Pickett, who was twenty years her junior.  In 1907, his half sister, Ivy Grace was born.

By 1911, Harry and Anne are living at 40 West Street with Ivy and the three youngest boys – Wilfred, Albert and George. Harry was working as a jobbing gardener at a nursery with his stepsons Wilfred and Albert.

There is a Frank Moore, born in Warwick c.1892, living in a lodging house in East Stonehouse, near Plymouth, in 1911. He is described as an Able Seaman (AB) in the Royal Navy, as are several other boarders. Others are Stokers in the Navy. We can’t be certain this is the same Frank and would welcome any further information. The application to be included on Warwick War Memorial was probably made my his mother, who lived in Warwick until her death in 1939.

Military Service

Rank & Number: Private, 1445
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: Saturday, September 25, 1915
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Loos
Commemorated/Buried: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais
Awards: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at:

Frank enlisted in Warwick


  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group
  • Shrine application courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office

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