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Hucknall Torkard
Alfred Moore was born in 1895 in Hucknall and the son of the late Ben a coal miner and Harriett Moore née Richards of Edwin Street, Daybrook, Nottingham. Both his father Benjamin Moore and his mother Harriett Richards were born in Bedworth, Warwickshire, his father in 1847 and his mother in 1856, they were married on 9th August 1875 at Foleshill, Warwickshire and went on to have the following children, Mary Anne b1876 Bedworth, William b1878 Bedworth, John b1881 Bedworth, Arthur b1883 Bedworth, Selina b1886 Hucknall, Esther b1888 Hucknall, Benjamin b1890 Hucknall, Harriet b1893 Hucknall, Alfred b1895 Hucknall, Gertrude b1898 Hucknall and Eliza Moore b1904 Daybrook. His father Ben died in Nottingham in 1910 , he was 63 yrs of age. In 1911 census the family are living at Edwin Street, Daybrook and are shown as Harriett 55 yrs head of the family a widow, she is living with her children Jack 30 yrs a boot repairer, Selina 25yrs a hosiery point seamer, Benjamin 21 yrs a coal miner, Harriett 18 yrs a hosiery point seamer, Alfred 16 yrs a pony driver (colliery underground) Gerty 13 yrs a scholar and Eliza 7 yrs a scholar, also living with them is Hilda 1 year old a granddaughter.
He was employed as a coal miner
20 Aug 1918
119770 - CWGC Website
10th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
He went to France on 14th July 1915. This battalion saw some of the heaviest fighting of the war and was second in the casualty listings of the regiment, only the 1st (a regular battalion in France since 1914) Battalion surpassing their numbers of casualties. At 3.15pm on the 12th August 1918, the 10th battalion entered the front line trenches near Proyart, Normal trench routine was observed until the 15th when the battalion War Diary records the following:- “Heavy enemy gas bombardment started at 12.15 a.m. and lasted for three hours. ‘D’ Coy. All casualties and most of ‘B’ Coy. Total casualties in the Battalion are 13 Officers and 423 Other Ranks, those not killed were very much affected by the gas and shrapnel, Alfred was one of those killed. He is buried at Mount Huon Military Cemetery Grave Reference: VII A 11B
His brother Private Benjamin Moore enlisted at Hucknall and served with the 6th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment His first entered a theatre of war on 22nd September 1915 in the Balkans after serving in Gallipoli he and his battalion were transferred to the Western Front.He was killed in action on 10th June 1917 at Messine Ridge, his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium Panel 21
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