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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
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Person Details
Worksop, Notts
.Joshua Moore and Harriet Heaton were both natives of Worksop when they married there in 1890. At the time, Joshua was a coal miner living at with his new bride and his in laws at 4 Gateford. By 1901 they were living at 16 Manvers Street where Joshua had change occupations and now was a draper. The couple had 5 children over their married life, Ethel 1893, Albert 1894, Charles 1896, Ernest 1901 and Winifred in 1907 all born in Worksop. In 1911, their address was 42 Gladstone Street and Joshua was now an accountant/debt collector with Ethel, Albert and Charles all working as clerks in their father’s office. In 1914, it was Charles who joined the army just prior to the war.
09 Aug 1915
907284 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
From Soldiers Records:- When Charles Heaton Moore was 18 years old he volunteered for the Sherwood Foresters Special Reserve, He was attested at Worksop on the 29 June 1914, prior to the declaration of the war. He was drafted to France on the 3rd May 1915. Within the month, he was reported on the daily report sheet, for being admitted to hospital suffering from “Self Inflicted Wounds”. A charge was made against him of a self inflicted wound on 27/5/1915 bought about because 1) statement of patient & 2) position of wound i.e. in trigger finger which had to be amputated. Charles claim was that he was 'cleaning his gun' when it went off. He was tried by Field General Court Marshal 16 July 1915 and sentenced to 1 years [imp?] with hard labour for ‘an act prejudice to good order and military discipline’ which was later commuted to 3 months on 21 July 1915. Maybe his sentence was deferred but he was in the field two weeks later, when he was killed in action on the 9th August 1915. Pte Charles Moore Worksop Guardian 27 August 1915 Nobly fighting on behalf of honour, freedom and justice – and could there be better ideals ?, yet another Worksop man has gone to his grave on the blood-drenched Fields of fair Flanders. It is Private Charles Moore, second son of Mr Joshua Moore, accountant, Bridge Street and Portland Street, Worksop. The unfortunate news has been conveyed to his parents from various sources and the death has been discussed for a week or so in the town. However, we have declined to publish the information, although not doubting its accuracy, until further details arrived. These have now been furnished, and Pte Moore’s parents assume their gallant son has been called to rest. Pte Moore, who like his parents, was prominently associated with the Worksop Corps of the Salvation Army, was also a solo cornet player of marked ability. Mr Moore who previous to being mobilised, assisted his father in his business, enlisted before the outbreak of hostilities in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). He was only 19 years of age. Describing the recent terrible fighting around Hooge, a Worksop soldier, Private G Smith of Lincoln Street, says he was only 20 yards away when Private Moore and several others were killed on August 9th by a big shell striking the parapet of their trench. In a further letter received in Worksop on Tuesday, Pte Smith says that Pte Moore had been buried “in a nice place” at Hooge and “the Engineers erected a cross over his grave”. Another Worksop soldier, Pte Tewell, writing to his parents in Sandhill Street mentions that he saw private Moore dead in the trench. It might be mentioned that Pte Moore was wounded in the knee some time ago, and as previously announced in the “Worksop Guardian” lost a finger quite recently. He had only just returned to the trenches when he was killed. The deceased soldier comes of a patriotic Worksop family. Mr Moore’s eldest son Albert, is at Hungerford, Herts and was also a member of the Salvation Army Band. An adopted son of Mr Moore’s is in the firing line with the Sherwood Foresters. In addition Mr Moore has three nephews in one family serving their King and country, including Trooper Tom Moore, of the Sherwood Rangers in camp at Swaffam who was recently presented with a certificate of the Royal Humane Society for saving a lad from drowning at Retford. Mr Tom Smith, who married a daughter of Mr Moore, was a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery, and was called up as a reservist when the war broke out. Just a year ago, however, he met with a serious accident and was discharged from further service. Great sympathy will be extended to the parents of the deceased soldier in their sad loss. Still, Pte Moore died a soldier’s death, nay, a glorious death and in the words of Rudyard Kipling “Who dies in England lives, who lives in England falls”. That must be their consolation in their bereavement.
CWG additional information:- Son of Joshua and Harriet Moore, of 8, Portland St., Worksop, Notts. Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. 
Courtesy of Robert Illett
    Charles H Moore - This photo was originally published in the Worksop Guardian. Courtesy of Robert Illett