Arthur Moore (Royal Navy officer)
|Sir Arthur Moore|
Sir Arthur Moore
|Born||30 July 1847
Frittenden, Kent, England
|Died||3 April 1934 (aged 86)|
|Commands held||HMS Invincible
Cape of Good Hope Station
|Battles/wars||Second Boer War|
|Awards||Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Moore was born in 1847 in Frittenden, Kent, the son of the Rev. Edward Moore, rector of the parish, by his marriage to Lady Harriet Montagu-Scott (1814–1870), a daughter of the fourth Duke of Buccleuch. His father was an Honorary Canon of Canterbury, and his great grandfather was John Moore, Archbishop of Canterbury.
In 1881 he was given command of the battleship HMS Invincible in the Mediterranean Fleet and in 1882 he commanded the corvette HMS Orion in the Anglo-Egyptian War. He was present at the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir. In 1884 he was appointed Flag Captain to the Commander in Chief of the East Indies Station.
He was made Junior Naval Lord at the Admiralty in 1898, and Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope and West Coast of Africa Station in early 1901, leaving the UK for Cape in March 1901 on board his flagship HMS Gibraltar. In this capacity he took part in the closing phases of the Second Boer War. Following the end of the war in June 1902, he toured the East Coast of Africa, visiting Zanzibar with seven Royal Navy ships for a show of force following the death of the sultan and the accession of his son in July 1902, and Kenya in August.
In 1905 he became Second in Command in the Channel Fleet and in 1906 he was made Commander-in-Chief of the China Station. His last appointment was as Commander-in-Chief, Portsmouth from 1911; he retired in 1912.
When he died in 1934, Moore was buried with other members of his family at St Mary's Church, Frittenden, near the west end of the church.
Honours and awards
- In the 1870s while on the frigate Glasgow, Moore was awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for gallantry in rescuing a seaman who had fallen overboard.
- 1 January 1892 - Captain Arthur William Moore, RN, is appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George for services in connections with the defences of Australasia.
- 25 June 1897 - Captain Arthur William Moore, CMG, Royal Navy is appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in commemoration of the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign.
- 11 August 1905 - Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore, KCB, CMG, second on command of the channel fleet is appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order on the occasion of the visit of the French fleet.
- 5 February 1906 - Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore, KCB, KCVO, CMG, lately commanding HMS Caesar which accompanied the King of Norway from Norway to Denmark in November 1905 is allowed to accept and wear the Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav awarded to him by the King of Norway.
- 16 June 1911 - Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore, KCB, KCVO, CMG, is promoted to a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath on the occasion of the His Majesty's Coronation.
- 4 July 1911 - Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore, GCB, KCVO, CMG, Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth, is promoted to a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on the occasion of the Review of the Fleet at Portsmouth.
- E. Marjorie Moore, Adventure in the Royal Navy: the life and letters of Admiral Sir Arthur Edward Moore (1964)
- Rear-Admiral Sir Arthur William Moore at thepeerage.com, accessed 18 October 2011
- "Admiral Sir Arthur Moore Long Service And High Commands". News. The Times (46724). London. 10 April 1934. col A, p. 9.
- Arnold Wright, ed. H. A. Cartwright, Twentieth century impressions of Hongkong, Shanghai, and other treaty ports, vol. 1 (Lloyds Greater Britain publishing company, 1908), p. 273: "ADMIRAL SIR ARTHUR WILLIAM MOORE, KCB, KCVO, CMG, until recently Commander-in- Chief of the China station, was born on July 30, 1847, and entered the Navy at the age of thirteen. He served in the Egyptian War of 1882, and attained the rank of Captain two years later..."
- Anglo-Boer War Archived 10 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36406). London. 19 March 1901. p. 8.
- "Zanzibar". The Times (36825). London. 21 July 1902. p. 5.
- "Naval & Military intelligence". The Times (36845). London. 13 August 1902. p. 8.
- The British Fleets The Star, 24 October 1905
- "No. 26238". The London Gazette (Supplement). 1 January 1892. p. 3568.
- "No. 26867". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 June 1897. p. 3568.
- "No. 27826". The London Gazette. 11 August 1905. p. 5532.
- "No. 27883". The London Gazette. 6 February 1906. p. 869.
- "No. 28505". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 June 1911. p. 44588.
- "No. 28510". The London Gazette. 4 July 1911. p. 4928.
Sir Gerard Noel
|Junior Naval Lord
Sir John Durnford
Sir Robert Harris
|Commander-in-Chief, Cape of Good Hope Station
Sir John Durnford
Sir Gerard Noel
|Commander-in-Chief, China Station
Sir Hedworth Meux
Sir Assheton Curzon-Howe
Sir Hedworth Meux