Moore, Frederick Stanley (No. 91931)

Moore, Frederick Stanley

Private

No. 91931, 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Died of disease on Wednesday 10 July 1918 (aged 19)

Buried:

Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France (Grave III. C. 17)

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Brother of Private Alfred Avon Moore (No. 1630)

BIOGRAPHY

Frederick Stanley Moore was born on 18 April 1899 in Maryville Crescent, Bangor; his mother, Mary Cleland was a housekeeper.

Civil registration records reveal the following birth information:

  • James Maze Cleland was born on 19 April 1895 in the townland of Dillin, Killough; his mother, Mary Cleland, was a domestic servant living in Ballymacarrett, Belfast and his father was named as Henry Moore, an agent for the Dublin Steam Ship Company also living in Ballymacarrett. In 1901 Henry Moore was living in Madrid Street, Belfast with his cousin, David Potts.
  • Alfred Avon Cleland was born on 13 March 1897 in Maryville Crescent, Bangor; his mother, Mary Cleland, was a barmaid.
  • Frederick Stanley Cleland was born on 18 April 1899 in Maryville Crescent, Bangor; his mother, Mary Cleland was a housekeeper.

In subsequent years these three children used the surname Moore.

James Maze Moore died in 1907 (aged 11).

  • Mary Adeline Moore (Irene) was born on 15 December 1902 in Maryville Crescent, Bangor and she was a daughter of Henry and Mary Moore (nee Cleland); Henry Moore was described as a commercial traveller.

The marriage of Mary Florence Moore and Charles Joseph Kreling was registered in the third quarter of 1906 in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Charles Joseph Kreling was described as a ‘Professor of Languages’.  Records show that there were at least seven Kreling children:

William Herbert Kreling (born in 1905; death registered in North Bierley in 1906)

Margaret Nelly Kreling (born on 28 March 1907 in Bradford)

Mary Florence Kreling (born on 28 May 1908; baptised in St Jude’s Church, Bradford; death registered in Bradford in 1908)

Peggy (born on 11 May 1909)

James John Kreling (born on 2 January 1910; death registered in Bradford in March 1975, aged 65)

Dodo Kreling (birth registered in Bradford in 1911)

Charles Kreling (born on 30 September 1914)

After leaving school, Frederick Stanley Moore worked as a cycle fitter and he enlisted on 4 September 1916 at Grove Park, London.  It was noted in his attestation papers that he was 5 feet 4¾ inches tall.  Initially he served with the Army Service Corps.  He was absent without leave from the Base Depot at Etaples from 8 May 1918 until he was apprehended on 12 June 1918.  On 26 June 1918 he was posted to the 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry and on Wednesday 10 July 1918 he died from acute appendicitis in the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station (CCS).

Private Frederick Stanley Moore (No. 91931) was buried in Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France and there is an inscription on his CWGC headstone:

WE HAVE LOVED HIM IN LIFE

LET US NOT FORGET HIM AFTER DEATH

His mother, Mary Florence Kreling, died in Bradford in June 1960 (aged 82).  His step-father, Charles Joseph Kreling, died in 1974 (aged 92).