Portrait of George Moore

Name: George Moore

Burial Number: 0324

Gender: Male

Occupation: Naval Officer

Born: 11/10/1843

Died: 31/12/1899

Buried: 13/01/1900

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George was born in Falmouth, Cornwall, the son of George and Lavinia. He was the eldest son in a Naval family, his father being a Master and it was inevitable that he too would join the Navy. He was a midshipman in 1858 and over the years worked his way through the ranks. In 1863, George was appointed to the ship “Scylla” and then in 1863, he joined “Sparrowhawk”. The ship sailed to the coast of British Columbia in September of that year and was involved in an incident with a local tribe. The ship “John Bright” had run aground off Hesquiaht and the captain and his wife were killed. Two members of a local tribe were captured by the crew of “Sparrowhawk” and it was concluded that they had committed the killings. The two men were publicly hanged on the beach. They were later pardoned posthumously in 2012 as the evidence was not clear. On 10th November 1873, George married Ellen Vincent at Christ Church, Portswood. The couple had four daughters, Hilda b1876. Amy b1877, Mary b1881 and Ethel b1884 in Malta. In November 1876, George was appointed to the “Euphrates” as Navigating Lieutenant and sailed to South Africa. He served there during the Zulu War and received the South Africa medal. After a short service in Hong Kong, George retired through ill health and moved from Portsmouth to Horsham. His final home was in Worthing where the family settled in Wordsworth Road. The house was called “Sliema”, later the Mildmay Nursing Home and now “The Beeches”. George died here on 31st December 1899. Probate was granted on 19th January 1900 to Ellen Moore widow. Effects £1143 8s 8d. Ellen later moved to East Grinstead and died in 1927.

For further details of George’s parents, there is an excellent biography on www.friendsofhighlandroadcemetery.org.uk




Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): voice.scan.moth

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of George Kains Moore Commander R.N. born October 1th 1843 died December 31st 1899

Further Information


Name: George Kains Moore

Gender: Male

Born: 11/10/1843

Town: Falmouth

County: Cornwall

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 10/11/1873

Spouse First Name: Ellen

Spouse Last Name: Vincent

Town of Marriage: Portsmouth

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 31/12/1899

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Sliema"

Address line 2: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Army and Navy Gazette 13th January 1900

Commander G K Moore

Commander George Kains Moore retired, died at Worthing on 31st ult aged 56. He became midshipman 1858; Sub-Lieutenant 1863; Navigating Lieutenant 1867; Staff Commander 1879 and retired as Commander in 1890. His last appointment was as Master Attendant of Hong Kong Yard 1888-1889 from which he was invalided, and subsequently retired in consequence of ill-health. Was navigating Lieutenant of the “Euphrates” during the Zulu war 1878-1879, and received a medal for his services.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1143 8 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £89350.00

Census Information


10 Penwerris Terrace, Budock, Cornwall.

Lavinia aged 37, wife of Master RN on service. George K aged 7. Richard aged 5. William aged 1. Thomas aged 3 months. Ann Bowden aged 76, mother, widow of master RN. Plus 2 servants.


“James Watt” RN vessel at Sea.

George aged 17, master’s assistant.


Ormsby Road, Portsmouth, Hants.

George aged 37, Staff Commander RN. Ellen aged 34. Hilda aged 5. Amy aged 3. Mary aged 2 months. Plus 2 servants.


26 East Parade, Horsham, Sussex.

George aged 47, Navy Commander RN. Ellen aged 43. Mary aged 10. Ethel aged 8. Plus 2 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.