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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
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Arnold
Frederick was born at Arnold in 1891, the son of Robert Owen and Mary Elizabeth Moore, of 138 Front Street, Arnold, Nottingham. He was raised in Arnold and spent his early years there until he enlisted into the Royal Artillery. In the 1911 census he and his family are living at 84 Front Street, Arnold , he is 19 years of age and works as a coal miner, he has 4 siblings
09 Aug 1916
25
245468 - CWGC Website
107210
Gunner
Royal Horse Artillery
He enlisted into the Royal Artillery.After training he was posted to the Royal Horse Artillery joining 121st Battery within the 27th Brigade. In August 1916, the Battle of the Somme, which had opened on the 1st July that year, was still raging, Frederick was on of the British casualties sustained at this time and he was most probably killed as the result of German counter artillery fire aimed at the British Guns which were shelling Mametz Wood and German positions in the surrounding area.He is buried in Quarry Cemetery Montaban, France
In memoriam published 9th August 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “MOORE. – In ever-loving memory of Gunner Frederick Moore., R.F.A., 138, Front-street, Arnold, killed in action August 9th, 1916. He fought 'mid'st the thunder of guns, when the earth seemed turned to hell; he received his last blow from the Huns, and fell, poor land, hit by a shell. R.I.P. – His ever-loving mother, father, sisters, and brother.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    Frederick William Moore - photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Quarry Cemetery, Mountauban, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    Frederick William Moore - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Quarry Cemetery, Mountauban, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.