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Harry was born in 1894 in Sherwood and was the son of Thomas a carter and Mary Moore, née Speed who lived at 7 Mitchell Street, Long Eaton. His father Thomas was born in 1869 in Epperstone, Notts and his mother was born in 1864 in Hickling, Notts they went on to marry in 1892 in Basford and had 4 children , all of whom were born in Sherwood, they were Harry b1894, Emily b1896, Florrie b1899 and Wilie b1902 In the 1901 census the family were living at 560 Mansfield Road, Sherwood and by 1911 had moved to 7 Mitchell Street, Long Eaton , they were shown as Thomas 42 yrs head of the family a card taker out (lace manufacturing) he was living with his wife Mary 47 yrs and their children Harry 17 yrs a threader (lace manufacturing) Emily 15 yrs a jackeroff (lace manufacturing)Florrie 12 yrs and Willie 9yrs
09 Feb 1917
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High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham
8th Bn The Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)
Private Harry Moore, attested in Nottingham on 29th February 1916 he gave his age as 22 yrs and 248 days, he was an electrician his next of kin was his father Thomas He was he was posted to the reserves and mobilised on 3rd June 1916 into the 3rd battalion Sherwood Foresters. On 13th November 1916 he landed in France with his battalion and was transferred on 2nd December 1916 to the 8th battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. He was killed in action on 9th February 1917 by shellfire whilst in the trenches, he is buried in Euston Road Cemetery, Colinchamps
Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening dated 9th February 1918 reads:- MOORE. – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. Harry Moore, North Staffs. Regt., of Chilwell, killed in action February 9th, 1917. Gone from our home, but not from our hearts; sadly missed. – Father, mother, sisters, and brother.” Above obituary courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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