Born in Ireland, John Coleman Moore, a bachelor, farmed on Kohuratahi Road near Stratford. A soldier settler from the First World War, (1st NZEF, Trooper, Wellington Mounted Rifles) Moore walked off the land around 1955 and it is assumed he went to live in New Plymouth. He left everything behind, including a collection of letters written mostly to Marjorie Whitehorn of George Street, Hawera, daughter of Francis and Sophie Moore by her brother and artist John Lysaght Moore, serving as a stretcher bearer in France 1917 - 1919 and correspondence between Frances Edward Moore of South Taranaki and his daughters Marjorie and Evelyn, 1900 - 1907.
The Kohuratahi farmhouse became derelict; neighbours salvaged the letters before the house burnt down sometime in the 1980's -1990's.
John Coleman Moore died 16 October 1961 at Onerahi Private Hospital, Whangarei aged 93 years. He is buried in the Te Henui Soldiers Cemetery, New Plymouth.
A collection of letters written mostly to Marjorie Whitehorn of George Street, Hawera, daughter of Francis and Sophie Moore by her brother John Lysaght Moore while serving in France 1917 - 1919 as a stretcher bearer. Also correspondence between Frances E. Moore to his daughters Marjorie and Evelyn 1900 - 1907.
The relationship between Marjorie Whitehouse, John Lysaght Moore and John Coleman Moore is unclear.
Department
Archives
Classification
Production Date
1900-1923
Subject Category

Archive Contents

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Letters from John Lysaght Moore to Marjorie Whitehorn. 1917 - 1919

1. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore Racecourse Hospital, Military Camp, Featherston. 21 Aug. 1917.

2. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, N.Z.E.F. Awapuni. 24 Sept. 1917

3. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Mid Ocean, H.M.N.Z.T. No. 94. 25 Oct. 1917

4. To George Whitehorn from J. L. Moore, H.M.N.Z.T. Arawa No. 94. 25 Oct. 1917

5. To Marjorie, George and family from J. L. Moore, At Sea, 21 Nov. 1917

6. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Eveshot Camp, Fleet, Hampshire. 13 Dec. 1917

7. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 1 Jan. 1918

8. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Belgium. 15 Jan. 1918

9. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore. 28 Jan. 1918

10. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Western Front. 7 Feb. 1918

11. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 11 April 1918

12. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 7 May 1918

13. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 22 May 1918

14. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 20 Aug. 1918

15. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, France. 7 Oct. 1918

16. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Monheim, Germany. 31 Jan. 1919. Includes envelope.

17. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Sling Camp, Education Deptmt. 30 March 1919

18. To Marjorie from J. L. Moore, Sling Camp, Education Deptmt. 27 April 1919

19. Envelope addressed to Dorothy Marjorie Evelyn & John Moore. From S. L. Moore. Undated.

20. Letter. To Marjorie, ? , George, Josephine from J. L. Moore. Undated. Addressed to Mrs G. F. Whitehorn 52 Young St. Wanganui East

Letters from Frances H. Moore to Evelyn Moore and Marjorie and from H. S. Whitehorn to his mother and George Whitehorn.

21. To Evelyn from Frances H. Moore. France. 17 Dec. 1917

22. To Marjorie from Frances H. Moore. France. 12 Feb. 1918

23. To Marjorie from Frances H. Moore. France. 18 Sept. 1918

24. To mother from H. S. Whitehorn. Zeitoun Camp. 16 Dec. [1915?]

25. To Marjorie and George Whitehorn from H. S. Whitehorn. Anywhere in Egypt. 20 May 1916

26. Notepaper. Embossed with the name Windsor Castle. Re Miss Moore's bracelet from Princess Beatrice and Prince Leopold. Annotated.

Family letters. Letters to Marjorie and Evelyn from Francis E. Moore. 1900 - 1907

27. Dance Card. Inscribed on cover 'Adbury, June 29th'. Includes a watercolour card created by G. Moore. Undated.

28. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad (F. E. Moore). Geraldine.26 Mar. 1900

29. Letter. To Marjorie from Evelyn. 19 Sept. 1900

30. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 16 July 1902

31. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Mokoia. 23 Oct. 1902

32. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury St., London. Undated.

33. Letter. To Marjorie from Phyl. Highstead House, Near Chislet. 16 Aug. 1905

34. Letter. To Marjorie from Phyl. Highstead House, Chislet. Undated.

35. Letter. To Marjorie at Craven School, Palmerston North from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 25 Feb. 1903

36. Letter. To Marjorie at Craven School, Palmerston North from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 27 May 1903

37. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 24 July 1903

38. Letter. To Dorothy, Marjorie, Evelyn from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 13 Nov. 1903

39. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 8 Jan. 1906

40. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Mrs Conner's.27 Mar. 1906

41. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad. Herne Bay, England. 17 May 1906

42. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad. Upper Holmwood, Cowes, I.W. 7 June 1906

43. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad. 21 Chester Square, S.W. 11 Aug. 1906

44. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad. 21 Chester Square S.W. 1 Sept. 1906

45. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad. 21 Chester Square S.W. 16 Sept. 1906

46. Letter. To Marjorie and Evelyn from Dad.22 Ryder Street, St James S.W. 12 Oct. 1906

47. Letter. To Marjorie from Dad. Adbury, Hawera. 16 Jan. 1907

48. Letter. To Marjorie from Father. The Heights, Geraldine. 30 Nov. 1907

49. Letter. To My dear children from Mother (Sophie A. Moore) Adbury, Hawera. 14 Dec. 1908

Letters.

50. Postcard. Marjorie Moore from Arthur [Navu?] Lysaght. 29 October 1913

51. Letter. To My dear girls from A. N. Lysaght. Army & Navy Club, Pall Mall S.W. 30 Oct. 1913

52. Letter (part of). To Mary. Tory Street, Nelson. 10 June 1917

53. Letter and envelope. To Mrs G. Whitehorn from Smith & McSherry, Barristers and Solicitors, Pahiatua. 29 Nov. 1922

54. Letter and envelope. To Marjorie from A. W. Moore. 55 Cadogan Street, London S.W. 3. 11 June 1923

55. Letter. To Marjorie from Aunt Evelyn. 21 Chester Square S.W. 1. 25 Nov. 1921

56. Postcard. Annotated with notes on singing techniques.

57. Story. Marjorie and the thieves. Written by Josephine K. Whithorn. Annotated on reverse with To Miss Glover from Josephine Whitehorn. Undated.

58.Notes. Exercises and dances. Undated.

Information on John Coleman Moore

Photocopy. Death notice of John Colman Moore. Taranaki Herald 17 October 1962.

Transcript. Burial record. Te Henui Cemetery.

Photocopy.Proposed special roll of the Kohuratahi Road Loan, 1929

Photocopy. Rating Roll. Heao District. 1922

Photographs.

Wanganui Collegiate. Three photographs of School Army Cadets, Officers and a school? photo. 1913.

Christmas postcard. Wanganui Collegiate School. 1912

Hand drawn card for the Adbury Belgian relief Concert Programme. Jan. 30th 1915

Etching. Wharfdale College, Boston Spa. 8 Jan. 1862 (Boarding School in York, England)

Postcards. Two of H.M.S. New Zealand and one of Orient Line H.M.S. Orcades.

Photographs taken around Cairo, Jaffa, Belah. New Zealand Mounted Rifle Brigade. c1915-1916

Army personnel records for John Coleman Moore.

Accession No
ARC2004-1754

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