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Roll of Honour

Hartlepool seafarers lost at sea

Moore, Thomas McDonald

13 1/2 Vane Street, Hartlepool

Lost when the steamship Auckland Castle, was torpedoed and sunk off the Farne Islands on August 24th, 1918.

Thomas was born in 1892 (baptised on September 30th, 1892, at St. Hilda's Church, Hartlepool), the son of John Tulep/Tulip Moore/Moor (his name varies on records), a fisherman born in Hartlepool, and Christiana Moore (nee McDonald), also known as Annie. Christiana was born in West Hartlepool and her father John was a seaman/cook from Macduff, Scotland.

The 1901 Census shows Thomas living with his parents and two older brothers (Samuel and James Malvin, aged 16 and 12 respectively), and two younger sisters (Christiana and Margaret Ann, aged 4 and 2 respectively), at 6, Croft Terrace, Hartlepool.

The 1911 Census shows the family at 12, Croft Terrace; Thomas' brother James Malvin Moore is no longer listed, however, he has now been joined by two older sisters, Jane (aged 23, Domestic Servant), Marther (aged 21, Steam Laundry Worker), and by another brother, John Robert (aged 10).

Thomas married Harriet Stead, at Holy Trinity Parish Church, Hartlepool, on June 10th, 1916. Thomas' address at this time is given as 12, Croft terrace, Hartlepool, and that of his wife Harriet as 5, Beacon Street, Hartlepool. Harriet was formerly a domestic at the Sun Inn, Hartlepool. They had two children, Mary A. Moore (born 1917 and died 1918), and Thomas Stead Moore, born April 17th, 1918, and who died in 1982 in Ipswich.

At the time of Thomas’ death, his address as given 13½ Vane Street, Hartlepool. Harriet remarried in 1920, to Charles P. Powley, and they had four known children.