leading a solitary existence after death
local historian Gopal Bhardwaj who discovered the solitary grave of the British officers wife in Mussoorie reveals the incident leasding to her death.
As one walks towards Lal Tibba on the way to Oakville House owned by eminent author Stephen Alter, one comes across surrounded by gigantic pine trees an abandoned and solitary grave of the wife of a British officer who was ensigned in 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
Local historian Gopal Bhardwaj, along with his friend, lit a candle at the grave that has remained hidden from the public glare and commemorated 160 years of her death
Bhardwaj says, according to the British Army record this solitary grave belongs to Caroline Moore, wife of George Fredrick Moore, who was commissioned as an ensign on October 25,1839, in 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment. He elaborates that Caroline died on January 29, 1851, under mysterious circumstances. Caroline was the wife of George Fredrick Moore who was commissioned as an ensign on October 25, 1839, in 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment.
George Moore became a Lieutenant on November 9,1841, and was raised to the rank of Captain in 1847. However, he did not serve in the First Sikh War, but did serve in the Second Sikh War, also called “War of Sobraon”, now in Ludhiana district in Punjab. Moore was severely wounded in the thigh on November 4, 1848, during the siege of Multan and was awarded the Punjab Campaign medal.
According to Gopal Bhardwaj, presumably this wound forced him to retire to the serene surroundings of the hill town of Mussoorie to recover from his injuries. He stayed in India till 1857 and did not take part in the Mutiny of 1857. Moore’s young wife Caroline also accompanied him to Mussoorie, but died under mysterious circumstances on January 29, 1851.