Friday, 9 November 2012
Moore, William Robert
2nd Lieutenant William Robert Moore
was born in Glengormley on 28th March 1890. He was the son of William and Lily Moore. In 1901 the family were living in house 12, Chestnut Gardens, Clifton Ward, Belfast. He was of Church of Ireland faith.
Moore joined Northern Bank on 2nd April 1906 at Head Office. In 1911, Moore was living in house 23, Alliance Avenue, Clifton Ward, Belfast. He is recorded as a Bank Clerk. Transfers followed with Royal Avenue (1911), Head Office (1914), Southern (1914), Skerries (1915) and Grafton Street (1917).
Whilst in Grafton Street, aged 28, Moore volunteered and enlisted on 22nd April 1918 into the Dublin University Officer Training Corps (OTC) as a Cadet. He served with the 17th O.C. Bn. at Rhyl Cotford, Catterick before being gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Demobilisation came in February 1919. In 1919 he married a Miss Irvine of Dublin.
Following demobilisation, Moore rejoined the Northern Bank on 19th March 1919 at Grafton Street. Transfers followed to Ball’s Branch (1921), Kingscourt (1922), Clones (1925), Ballynafeigh (1931) and Markets – Manager (1945).
The Staff Magazine ‘The Link (Summer 1986)’ contains a photograph of Moore in a 1936 Northern Bank Staff Golf outing.