Roll of Honour

Robert William Alfred Moore

 
Robert William Alfred Moore was born in Crowthorne, Berkshire on 28th November 1907, the son Richmond and Elizabeth Moore.

Richmond Moore moved to Felsted in 1938 after the death of his wife. He lived at Bridge House, Hollow Road, Felsted. After the end of the war he moved to Reading in Berkshire to live with his daughter's family.

On 20th October 1939 the Essex Chronicle reported:
"The marriage took place on Tuesday at Chelsea Old Church, of Capt. Robert W.A. Moore, younger son of Mr. Richmond Moore, of Bridge House, Felsted, and the late Mrs Moore, with the Hon. Ruth Cokayne, youngest daughter of the late Lord Cullen of Ashbourne and of Lady Cullen Ashbourne, of White Plat, Coleman's Hatch."

Robert was a Captain 38407, 57 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. His unit were sent with the BEF to France, where he served gallantly, being mentioned in despatches.

He died on 30 May 1940 during the evacuation from Dunkirk, aged 32 years. On 7th June 1940 the Essex Chronicle reported:
Capt. R.W.A. Moore, Royal Artillery, who has been killed in action, was the younger son of Mr. Richmond Moore of Felsted. He was married in August last to Hon. Ruth Cokayne, youngest daughter of the late Lord Cullen of Ashbourne and of Lady Cullen of White Plat, Colman's (sic) Hatch, Sussex.

Capt Robert Moore is commemorated at Dover (St. James) Cemetery, Kent.

On 27th November 1940 a daughter, Elizabeth Virginia Moore was born.  Ruth Moore, joined the Air Transport Auxiliary, and served as a Ferry Pilot between 1941 and 1943 flying military aircraft from factories to airfields. She re-married in 1949 to the Rev. David H. A. Williams.

As Richmond Moore left Felsted before the list of names for the War Memorial was compiled Capt Moore is not remembered on the village memorials.