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Name: Joseph Edwin (Teddy) MOORE
Casualty No.: Ranks: Able Seaman Initials: J E Service No.: P/JX 152828
Date of Birth : - Place of Birth : Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Age at Death: 24
Unit: HMS Maidstone, Royal Navy.
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted:
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: Croft Villas, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address: 5 Donkin Terrace, Bank Top, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Civilian Employment: Miner at Clara Vale Colliery.
How Died: Of disease.
Date of Death: Monday 18th March 1940
Place of Death: Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. St John's Church, Roll of Honour, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: -
Buried: Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery, Sierra Leone.
Decoration and Medals: 1939-45 Star. War Medal.
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Blaydon Courier, 28th March 1940. Newcastle Journal, 21st March 1940 and 20th July 1943.
Family Details:
Son of Hannah Eleanor Proud, (formerly Moore) of Croft Villas, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham, and the late Joseph Moore. Brother: Harold. Sister: Lillian.
Notes : Joseph's father was killed in action, September 1918, during World War 1, whilst serving with the Lincolnshire Regiment. He had been a blacksmith and worked at Clara Vale Colliery. Brother, Harold, served with the Royal Signals during World War 2 and was taken prisoner in Malaya, 1942. Sister, Lillian, worked at Leck's the Greengrocers of Crawcrook. Joseph was a former junior officer of the Crawcrook Boys Brigade (3rd Tyne Valley) and a keen sportsman. He represented the Royal Navy at Athletics. He left North Shields on board the Coral, bound for Alexandria, Egypt, 7th May 1939, to join HMS Maidstone. It is believed he also served on board HMS Oxfordshire for a time. Joseph's brother in law, John Navin, was killed in action in March 1945, whilst serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Debt of Honour Register. Information from family member.
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