Colonel Maurice Moore

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Colonel Maurice Moore is not a name that immediately jumps off the page at me. Two minutes research in Google and Wikipedia tells me we are dealing with a very interesting man, a man of significant achievement over the course of his life. I look forward to reading your findings.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: 1915

NLI Ref: POOLED 2796

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    derangedlemur

    • 04/Oct/2021 06:50:04

    I don't know what he was up to during the 2nd Boer War, but it wasn't enough to get a mention in Pakenham.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 07:16:07

    Flickr is sometimes amazing! Via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/moorefamilyhistory/] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/moorefamilyhistory/16788368606/] From a family album - www.flickr.com/photos/moorefamilyhistory/albums/721576490...

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 07:23:34

    And his house via [https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertriddell/] "...The house was burned down in 1923 by anti-Treaty irregular forces during the Irish Civil War because Maurice Moore was viewed as pro-Treaty." [https://www.flickr.com/photos/robertriddell/4866768131/] Edit - Previously via Mr French / Lawrence - catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000320947

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:18:48

    He is 56 n the 1911 census with wife Evelyn, son Ulick and 3 servants: Colonel Retired Infantry in 1st Connaught Rangers. Not at home himself in the 1901 census, but older son, also Maurice, is there.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:24:37

    Moore Hall on the 25" OSI map

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:27:39

    Died in 1939 aged 85.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:29:05

    "When he retired from the army, he lived at Moore Hall (which belonged to his brother George) till 1912, when its upkeep became too costly. Having resided briefly in Brussels, he returned to Dublin, where he lived for the rest of his life at 5 Seaview Terrace, Donnybrook. ..." - goo.gl/maps/vhDGHGDhzU78XhKh7 From - www.dib.ie/biography/moore-maurice-george-a5942

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:33:56

    Younger brother of George Moore the writer.

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 08:40:52

    Oooo! From the George Moore wiki page above, an Oscar Wilde quip about Maurice (they were childhood friends) - "He conducts his education in public". Edit - Oops! Wrong brother; it was George!

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 09:10:20

    His wikipedia page - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maurice_George_Moore - has this - "... his horror at the creation of concentration camps in South Africa and ill-treatment of Boer civilians by the British military led to him writing anonymous articles which were published in the Freeman's Journal, which brought attention to the matters. He retired from the British Army on 16 July 1906. ..." I had a look in Trove to see if the Sydney Freemans had republished anything, but nothing yet ...

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 13:47:49

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia I do see responses by the authorities to those criticisms, such as this one on 16 Nov 1901: BOER CONCENTRATION CAMPS. Recently considerable attention has been given in the English press to the condition of the Boer concentration camps in South Africa, and attempts have been made by a few writers to harass the Government. Charges of neglect and illtreatment have been made, and there has been an effort to place the action of the authorities in the worst possible light. An unbiassed view of the case, however, should convince anyone of the groundlessness of the accusations

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    Niall McAuley

    • 04/Oct/2021 13:49:29

    The efforts of the authorities to maintain the camps in a proper sanitary condition and to reduce the rate of mortality, have been largely baffled, it is stated by the "inconceivable ignorance, ob- stinacy, filthiness, fatalism, and lazi- ness of the inmates".

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 04/Oct/2021 20:20:51

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/gnmcauley] Yes. It strikes me that it would have taken considerable courage for a serving officer in the British Army to write such articles, even anonymously. It would be interesting to see what Maurice Moore actually said, and when. The Trove newspaper reports are full of jingoism, patriotism, propaganda, racism, and noise. Background - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Boer_War_concentration_camps (evidently concentration camps originated in Cuba in the 1870s)

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    silverio10

    • 04/Oct/2021 22:41:12

    Buenas fotos antiguas .