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Moore, Beaufoi John Montressor Warwick

Captain Beaufoi John Warwick Montressor Moore, M.C., R.F.C., who was killed in a flying accident on June 10th, joined the R.F.C. in 1914. He was an electrical engineer, having served his time in the works of Messrs. J. C. Fuller and Son, electrical and telegraph engineers, of Woodland Works, Chadwell Heath. He was a member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. About the time of the outbreak of War he returned from Canada, where he had been engaged on important electrical undertakings, and at once offered himself for service. He was refused a commission on medical grounds, but joined the R.F.C. as a first-class air mechanic. Within a few months he received his commission and pilot's certificate, and shortly afterwards went to the Front. There he remained for about 12 months, during which time he was recommended for the Military Cross, which he eventually received at the hands of the King at Buckingham Palace on February 14th last. Early this year he was recalled, having been selected to give instruction in the manoeuvring of the latest types of aircraft, and it was while carrying out these duties that he was killed. The Times June 16, 1917


First name(s)Beaufoi John Montressor Warwick
Family detailsSon of Beaufoi and Celia Moore
CollegeKing's College London and/or King's College London Hospital
Dept / coursePreliminary Class
Military unitRoyal Flying Corps
War / conflictWorld War One (1914-1918)
Decorations / medalsM.C. Received at Buckingham Palace on February 14, 1917.
Citation(s)Sec. Lt. Beaufoi John Warwick Montressor Moore, R.F.C. Spec. Res. For conspicuous gallantry and skill. He has destroyed two enemy kite balloons, one of which was being guarded by an enemy aeroplane. He has repeatedly attacked hostile aircraft, on one occasion attacking a flight of four, all of which he drove down and two of which he followed to 2,000 ft., one being apparently hard hit. Supplement to the London Gazette, 27 July 1916
Date of death10 June 1917
Age at death31
Rank at deathCaptain
Place of deathLee-on-Solent Golf Links
Cause of deathPlane crash
Burial placeGosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery
Commemoration(s)King's College Chapel
NotesHome Address - 4, Pump Court, Temple, London
SourcesKing's College London Archives; Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1918; The Times; London Gazette

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