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Biographical entry Moore, Edward (1804 - 1873)

MRCS Oct 28th 1842; FRCS March 4th 1858; LSA 1826; DL Worcestershire 1859; JP.

19 October 1804
6 May 1873
General surgeon


Born on Oct 19th, 1804, the only son of W Moore, of Woodsetton House, Sedgley; studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital and practised at Halesowen from 1825-1868. He acted as Medical Officer for the Halesowen District of the Stourbridge Union, and on his retirement the Guardians and others presented him with a silver salver and claret jug in appreciation of the faithful discharge of his duty, his kindness to the poor, and his uniform courtesy. He gave constant attendance upon magisterial duties as JP, promoted local Flower Shows, was one of the originators and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Halesowen and Cradley Heath Gas Companies, Churchwarden at Halesowen for some thirty years, Assistant Surgeon to, and active in the development of, the 6th Worcestershire Rifle Corps. He was a Justice of the Peace for the County of Worcester from 1853, and for Staffordshire from 1862, and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant for Worcestershire in 1859.

He retired in poor health, and died with symptoms indicative of perforation of the stomach on May 6th, 1873. Two of his sons followed him in his profession - Surgeon Major W J Moore, IMS, and Thomas Moore, of Petersfield (qv).

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