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Henry Moore DSO MC

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Moore, DSO. MC.

Extract from "The men of the war memorial" by Ciaran O'Mara

Henry Moore was the President of Lansdowne FC in 1906-1907. Prior to his enlistment Henry was a surgeon in the Royal City of Dublin Hospital in Upper Baggot Street (which closed in the 1980s). He was a bachelor who lived with his brother at 19 Upper Fitzwilliam Street.

Lt. Col Moore was nearly 55 when he died of his wounds on 30 May 1918.   He therefore is the oldest of the Lansdowne war dead.  He was also the oldest of the 98 Irish doctors who joined the RAMC in the war as well as being the most senior ranking.  At the time of his death, he was in command of 224 other ranks and 10 officers.

MOORE Henry b.6th Oct.1863, Dublin City. s.
William M.Moore (Solicitor), 8, Anglesea St., Dublin and Belgrave Sq., Monkstown, Dublin.


Rathmines Sch.(1874), LRCPI, LRCSI and FRCSI. R.C ofI.


Visiting Surg. R.City of Dub. Hosp.
Surg.Baggot St. Hosp. and Westmoreland Lock Hosp. T/Lt. RAMC 11th Aug.1914.
T/Capt.11th Aug.1915. A/Maj. A/Lt.Col. Served in France 20th Aug.1914– May1918.


DSO (16th Sept.1918),

MC (1915), 1914 S,BWM,VM. (Awarded when Temp. Captain)

Died of Wounds 30th May, 1918 following a shell explosion. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cem. Plot IV.A.3.

Commemorated on Roll of Honour RCSI


The London Gazette

Mentioned in despatches – March 1918 & Promoted to Acting Lt. Col



Mentioned in despatches – March 1918 & Promoted to Acting Lt. Col


Mentioned in despatches (Posthumously) – September 1918 & Promoted to Lt. Colonel

Lt Col. Moore’s name is also commemorated on St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Donnybrook WW1 monumennt (Anglesea Road)

Wimereux Communal Cemetery

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