Mr George Alfred Moore
Mr George Alfred Moore was born in Enfield, Middlesex on 26th January 1880. He was one of four children. He married Eliza Curzin in about 1903 and they had three sons and one daughter.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 6 April 1912, he gave his address as 51 Gaham Rd., (Southampton). He transferred from the Plassy. He received monthly wages of £5.
Moore was ordered into Lifeboat 3 to pass the ladies in, by first officer William Murdoch. He then took charge of the lifeboat at the tiller when it was lowered at about 1.00am.
George was called up for military service in 1914, prior to war breaking out. He served on armed merchant ships, one of them being the Teutonic. He was subsequently the gunner on a merchant vessel and in that occupation he travelled the world. He was discharged from service in 1918 at the end of World War One. Following this he worked on the Olympic, a liner which was repatriating the Canadian forces. By 1920 he was serving as a crew member for The P&O Company. On passage back from India he was found to have contracted small pox, so at Aden he was put ashore. Conditions for him there were very basic, he was in the open except for a thatched roof over his head, a boy would bring his food and a priest would call out to him to see if he was well. Despite this he recovered, in all probability these experiences shortened his life. After returning home he finished his working life in Southampton docks on the shore bosuns gang, working for the cross channel boats.
He died in 1943 aged 63 at the Fenwick Hospital, due to a combination of cardiac & liver problems. George had little time for personal interests, he had to work hard and travel far for very little money, despite his hard life he was an easy going, amicable man who made few demands on anyone.
Philip Hind (Editor)
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