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Leonard Charles Moore

A bricklayer from Kingston-Upon-Thames

Leonard Charles Moore
Leonard Charles Moore

Mr Leonard Charles Stanley Moore was born at 170 Acre Road in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England on 25 February 1893.

He was the son of Edward Thomas Moore (b. 1850), a bricklayer, and Annie Jane Saunders Aspland (b. 1852). His father hailed from Gravesend, Kent whilst his mother was a native of Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, and they were married in Camberwell on 14 October 1871, producing a total of ten children, six of whom survived infancy.

Leonard's siblings were: Jessie Beatrice (b. 1873), Ada Florence Saunders (b. 1875), Eveline Edith (1878-1878), Maud Ethel (1881-1882), Clieve (or Cleave) Alfred (b. 1883), Olive Maud Saunders (b. 1885), Maud Annie (b. 1887), Bertha Gertrude Aspland (b. 1890) and (possibly) John1.

He first appears on the 1901 census living with his parents and siblings Ada, 25, Cleeve, 17, and Maude, 13. at 170 Acre Road, Kingston-Upon-Thames. His sisters Jessie and Olive had left home and lived at Bellevue Road in Kingston. Jessie, 27, was a coffee shopkeeper, and Olive, 15, was a waitress, most likely in her sister’s coffee shop.   

Leonard's brother Cleave Alfred married Florence Evelyn Aspland2 in the summer of 1907 in Kingston. They had a daughter, Marjorie Gertrude, born in early 1910. 

Leonard's family later moved to 134 Acre Road and he appeared there on the 1911 census, by that time Leonard being described as a bricklayer, like his father and brother.  His sister Ada, 35, was a dressmaker, and his brother Cleave was a bricklayer. His sister-in-law Florence Moore, 30, (Cleave’s wife) and his niece Marjory Moore, 2, also lived with them.

In April 1911 Leonard had travelled to Hoboken, New Jersey with his brother Cleave (John?).   They left Southampton, England, as steerage (third class) passengers on the steamer Adriatic on 5 April 1911, arriving in New York on 13 April 1911. They were noted as unmarried bricklayers aged 18 and 28 respectively (albeit Cleave was married). They were both able to read and write. Leonard was listed Stanley Charles Moore. Their last place of permanent residence was listed as Kingston-upon-Thames, and their closest relative in England was their father E. T. Moore who lived at 134 Acre Road in Kingston. They were bound for Hoboken, New Jersey, where they had a friend, a D. L. Duffy, who lived at 327 Adams Street. They could both produce the 25 dollars needed to be allowed into the USA when they arrived. Leonard was 5’4’’ tall, had brown hair and blue eyes – his brother was 5’8’’ tall. 

In America they settled at 509 Willow Avenue and commenced work in the building trade.

Leonard then returned to England at some point during the winter of 1911/1912 and was, in April 1912, returning to Hoboken, where his brother still lived at the time. The White Star Line gave his 1912 address as 134, Acre Road, Kingston-on-Thames.

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number A4. 54510, which cost £8, 1s).

Leonard Moore died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified.

His parents received £75 from the Relief Fund.

’’In a little flat at 500 Willow street, Hoboken, John Moore is grieving today over the death of his brother Leonard, who was one of the victims of the disaster to the Titanic. Leonard Moore, who was 19 years old, had come to this country with John about a year ago. Early last winter Leonard went to London to visit his mother. He chose the Titanic for his return trip...’’ - Newark Evening Star 19 April 1912, p. 11


  1. The identity of John Moore has not been established; he does not appear on any census records with the family and no birth record for him has been found. It is possible the Cleave Alfred and John were one and the same person.
  2. Also his mother's maiden name.

Newspaper Articles

Hudson Observer (16 April 1912) HOBOKEN MAN MAY BE AMONG THOSE DROWNED
Jersey Journal (18 April 1912) BAYONNE MAN SAVED, HOBOKEN BOY LOST
Newark Evening News (19 April 1912) JERSEY DEATH ROLL DETAILS
Jersey Journal (20 April 1912) Hudson County Survivors Tell of Sea Tragedy
Union Hill Governess Gives Graphic Recital of Scenes After Giant Ship Hit Iceberg and Went Down
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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Leonard Charles Moore
Age: 19 years 1 month and 18 days (Male)
Nationality: English
Religion: Anglican (Church of England)
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Bricklayer
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 54510, £8 1s
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body Not Identified

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