Edward Salisbury Moors, Engineer's Steward

Edward Salisbury Moors, Engineer's Steward, Maritime Marine, RMS Leinster. Lost at sea as a result of enemy action, age 48, on 10 October 1918 in the Irish Sea.

Born at Birkenhead he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth Moors and husband of Mary Moors (nee Richards). They married in 1895 and had 11 children - Elizabeth Mary Moors (1897-1989), Thomas John Moors (1899-1961), Edward Moors (1900-1978), William Salisbury Moors (1902-1985), Hugh Moors (1903-1903), Richard Samuel Moors (1904-1988), Robert H Moors (1906-1987), George Moors (b.1908), Jane Moors (b.1910) Annie W Moors (1912 - 1913) and Margaret W Moors (b.1916). His wife was born at Llanryddlad, Anglesey in 1872. At the time of his death the family were living at 9 Edmund Street, Holyhead. In 1901 they lived at 31 Henry Street, Holyhead when he was employed as a Railway Labourer. In the 1911 Census he was serving as a Ship's Stoker on RMS Connaught at Kingstown, Ireland. The family lived at 22 Ucheldre Avenue, Holyhead. His wife Mary died in 1950 aged 78.In his will he left £159.19s.6d to his widow.

Awarded the Mercantile Marine Medal and British War Medal.

Commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. Also remembered on a family grave at Maeshyfryd Cemetery, Holyhead.

With thanks to Norman Williams for the photograph of his grandfather and of the gravestone.