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  • Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
Person Details
Newark Nottinghamshire
Herbert was born in 1891 at Newark and was the son of William a brewer's labourer and Eliza Moore née Barnsdall of Newark. His father William was born in 1854 at Newark and died aged 50 yrs in 1904 at Newark. His mother Eliza Barnsdall was born in 1854 at Newark and died in 1909 at Newark aged 55 yrs. William and Eliza were married in 1876 at Newark and had the following children, George b1880, William b1882, Alfred b1884, Thomas b1886, Fred b1888, and Herbert b1891 and Arthur b1895. All the children were born in Newark. Following the death of his parents, Herbert lived with his brother William and in 1911 they were at 2 May's Row, Eldon Street, Newark. In the home on the night of the census were William who worked in an iron foundry, his wife Alice 28 yrs, their daughter Ivy 4 years and Herbert 21 yrs a labourer.
1911 - labourer.
07 Aug 1915
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907305 - CWGC Website
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6 Bells Row Lovers Lane, Newark. Enlisted Newark.
Private
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Private Herbert Moore enlisted on 14th September 1914 at Newark. He was 23 years old and living at 6 Bells Row, Lovers Lane, Newark. Herbert named his brother George Moore of 50 Carwood Terrace, Carwood Lane, St Peters Street, Sheffield, as his next of kin. Herbert had previously served with the 8th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment and was posted to the 8th battalion. He landed in France on 2nd March 1915 and was killed in action on 7th August 1915 when a shell dropped close to him and he was buried alive in the debris. Herbert was one of two men from the Battaliion killed that day; the other was Alfred Scott Marriott (served as Scott, see record on this Roll of Honour). Herbert has no known grave and his name is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. CWGC - History of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (extract): 'The Menin Gate is one of four memorials to the missing in Belgian Flanders which cover the area known as the Ypres Salient. Broadly speaking, the Salient stretched from Langemarck in the north to the northern edge in Ploegsteert Wood in the south, but it varied in area and shape throughout the war. The Salient was formed during the First Battle of Ypres in October and November 1914, when a small British Expeditionary Force succeeded in securing the town before the onset of winter, pushing the German forces back to the Passchendaele Ridge. The Second Battle of Ypres began in April 1915 when the Germans released poison gas into the Allied lines north of Ypres. This was the first time gas had been used by either side and the violence of the attack forced an Allied withdrawal and a shortening of the line of defence. 'There was little more significant activity on this front until 1917, when in the Third Battle of Ypres an offensive was mounted by Commonwealth forces to divert German attention from a weakened French front further south ... The campaign finally came to a close in November with the capture of Passchendaele. The German offensive of March 1918 met with some initial success, but was eventually checked and repulsed in a combined effort by the Allies in September. 'The battles of the Ypres Salient claimed many lives on both sides and it quickly became clear that the commemoration of members of the Commonwealth forces with no known grave would have to be divided between several different sites. The site of the Menin Gate was chosen because of the hundreds of thousands of men who passed through it on their way to the battlefields. It commemorates casualties from the forces of Australia, Canada, India, South Africa and United Kingdom who died in the Salient. In the case of United Kingdom casualties, only those prior 16 August 1917 (with some exceptions).' (www.cwgc.org)
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  • Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)
    Herbert Moore - Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. (www.cwgc.org)