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 Richard Clement Moody

Richard Clement Moody

Birth
Bridgetown, Saint Michael, Barbados
Death 31 Mar 1887 (aged 74)
Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
Burial Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England
Memorial ID 18698 · View Source
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Major General in the Royal Engineers (British Army). Former Lieutenant Governor, then Governor, of the Falkland Islands (1841-1849). Commanding Officer of the Columbia Detachment, Royal Engineers (1858-1863) in the Colony of British Columbia (which in 1871 became a province in Canada). Founder of Queensborough (aka Queen borough) early in 1859. The town was renamed by Queen Victoria later that year as the City of New Westminster. He and his detachment did a great deal in opening up British Columbia for settlement.

Bio by: Colin MacGregor Stevens


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Clement Moody (13 Feb 1813–31 Mar 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18698, citing St Peter Churchyard, Bournemouth, Bournemouth Unitary Authority, Dorset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .