Obituary - Roger Moore AIMMM

London Materials Society
14 Jul 2014

Roger Talbot Moore AIMMM, 26 July 1937 - 30 June 2014

Roger Moore was born in Lewisham Hospital on 26th July 1937. He attended Archbishops Tenison Grammar School at Kennington Oval.

Roger left school and spent 2 years National Service in the R.A.F working in Radio Communications.  He then joined G. Harvey Ltd of Woolwich (Pressure Vessel Manufacturers amongst other things).

The remainder of his working life was with the Ministry of Defence mostly in Woolwich.

He always had a keen interest in the armed forces and their traditions. Even in retirement, Roger retained a strong interest in British manufacturing.

During his education he became friends with Eric Martin whilst gaining a HNC Metallurgy qualification at Wandsworth Technical Institute 1965- 1966 (currently named South Thames College) and Sir John Cass College, 1966-1967. He was pivotal to all the activities on welding, to the extent of teaching welding theory and application to welding students in evening classes.

Roger joined the London Metallurgical Society Council in 1982 and for 27 years he committed unstinting service as the Treasurer on behalf of the society, which is now known as the London Materials Society (LMS).

Roger has contributed to the smooth running of the Society through his industriousness, integrity, wise counsel and experience, which has proven invaluable during the difficult transitional periods of the society’s existence.

Roger looked forward to his evenings at the L.M.S, to him it was a home from home, and counted many people there as very good friends.

Roger was an Associate member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and was awarded the outstanding service award to the institute in 2001.

Roger has been caring for his wife Margaret who suffers from dementia, in their family home in Bickley, Bromley in south east London, for 9 years. The deterioration of her health now means that she now has to stay in a residential care home.

Roger is survived by two children Jonathan and Joanna and four grandchildren. 

If anyone would like to make a charitable contribution in memory of Roger Moore, Roger would have recommended donating to the Alzheimers Society.

Roger Moore was a true gentleman, who was well loved and will be sorely missed by all his family and friends.