Basic Biographical Details

Name: Thomas Ivor-Moore
Designation: Engineer
Born: 1859
Died: 13 June 1917
Bio Notes: Thomas Ivor-Moore was born in Newport in 1859. He was Consulting Architect and Engineer to the Colonial Government of the Leeward Islands from 1888 to 1894. By 1897 he had joined the War Office where he became Assistant Director of Barrack Construction. It would appear that he was stationed in Edinburgh the following year as his son was born there. In the Census of 1901 he is described as Civil Engineer Surveyor 2nd class. By this date he had moved south again and was living in Woking in Surrey and was still working in the London office in 1914.

Moore continued to live in Woking where he was a magistrate, Chairman of the Higher Education Committee for Woking and a member of the Wesleyan Church. As recorded on his memorial, Moore was killed during an air raid on London on 13 June 1917. He was survived by his wife Florence and their son, also Thomas.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this engineer:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Leeward IslandsBusinessBefore 1888After 1894 
Item 2 of 3Craiglea, Mount Hermon Road, Woking, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1901  
Item 3 of 3The Woodlands, Woking, Surrey, EnglandPrivate1914 *  

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this engineer (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 1War Office Architects DepartmentBefore 1897After 1914 Assistant Director of Barrack Construction - possibly initially in Edinburgh, but in London by 1914

Buildings and Designs

This engineer was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 11897Edinburgh Castle, Magazines and Ordnance Store  EdinburghScotlandPlans for reconstruction as a military hospital executed


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this engineer:
Item 1 of 2British Architectural Library, RIBA2001Directory of British Architects 1834-1914   
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this engineer:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Nigel SearleInformation sent via DSA website Sent June 2009