Mr. H. C. Moore
Mr. Henry Charles Moore, who died at Ruislip on Tuesday at the age of 71, was known as an author and journalist. During the closing years of the last century and until 1913 he wrote a number of stories of adventure for boys, but will be best remembered as the author of "Omnibuses and Cabs," a work that must remain the standard history of the subject of road passenger transport.
Educated privately, Moore entered the London and County Bank at the age of 18. He published his first book in 1888, and resigned his post in the bank in the following year. He won a prize of £200 offered by Messrs. S. W. Partridge and Co. for a story published as "The Dacoit's Treasure" in 1897. Among his other works were "Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines," "Marching to Ava," 1904, and "Under Jellicoe's Command," 1916. He was successively assistant editor of the Rangoon Gazette, Good Words and the Sunday Magazine, and the Record. He was also for some years London correspondent of the Empress, of Calcutta. He was married, and had one son and two daughters.