Thursday, August 15, 2013

Peter John de Appleby Moore, MC 1921-2013

_.Peter John de Appleby Moore, MC, who died 23 July, 2013, aged 91, won a Military Cross during the liberation of Italy in the Second World War, and was descended from the Barons Byron (Peerage, 1643). The Moore family were Lord of the Manor of Appleby in Leicestershire from 1599, but the estate there had been sold by an uncle before Peter's birth. He was born at Much Wenlock, 16 Dec, 1921; his grandfather, the Rev Charles Thomas Moore, was rector of Appleby from 1877 to 1922, and married Mabel Charlotte Byron, a granddaughter of the 7th Baron Byron (1789-1868). He married in 1957, Cynthia Mason, by whom he had three sons. -=-

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