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Worksop, Notts
Gerald Moore was born in Worksop in 1898. He was actually named William Gerald Moore on his registration. His parents were William Moore and Mary Hare who had married in Worksop in 1896. William senior was described as a retired grocer in the 1901 census even though his age was just 27. Gerald had a sister born in 1900 in Worksop who was named Muriel.
04 Feb 1917
2750729 - CWGC Website
Motor Transport Depot Grove Park Army Service Corps
Pte. Gerald Moore Worksop Guardian 16 February 1917 Our obituary column this week records the death of a young soldier, Transport Driver Gerald Moore, who was well known in Worksop, where he had many friends. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Moore, of Sutton-on-Trent, formally of Holmhurst, Worksop, and nephew of Mrs. Marsh, Victoria Square. He was born in Worksop, and on his parents removing to Sutton-on-Trent, he lived for some years with Mr. and Mrs. Marsh, and attended Ashley House School. Later, he was a pupil at Mount School Newark, and subsequently he became a motor mechanic. Though not enjoying good health his amiable disposition won him many friends, who heard with deep regret of his early death. He was called up on January 5th and joined the motor transport service. He had only been in training fourteen days and a half when he was taken ill, his constitution, presumably not being able to stand the cold and changed conditions of life. He was taken to Southwold Hospital suffering from severe influenza and catarrh. His mother and Aunt were wired but the poor lad could not speak, and only regained consciences for a few minutes during the ten days he lay ill. The end came very peacefully, and he passed away on February 4th in the arms of his mother, at the early age of 18 years. The internment took place at Sutton-on-Trent yesterday week, the service being conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. G. P. Proctor, who was assisted by his father, the Rev. A. Proctor. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Moore (mother and father), Mr and Mrs O.C.Marsh, Worksop. (aunt and uncle), Muriel and Millicent (sisters) Mr and Miss Roomers, Mrs Ward, Miss Scott Florence, and many other friends. On Sunday morning the Vicar preaching on the ‘Sorrows of this world’ said that he and everybody had received a great blow when they heard of the death of their loving brother, Gerald Moore. As they all knew, he was too delicate and gentle to battle with the world. He eluded to the time when he was a choir boy and cross bearer, and a regular communicant, always attending the early celebration. Their hearts went out with sympathy to those so greatly bereaved.
Son of William and Mary Moore, of Sutton-on-Trent Buried Sutton on Trent Cemetery, UK. Research by Colin Dannatt
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