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Benjamin Moore was born in 1890 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 a miner in 1911.
10 Jun 1917
907278 - CWGC Website
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
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
6th battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, had been formed at Lincoln in August 1914 they moved to Belton Park, Grantham in June 1915, and there joined the 33rd Brigade of the 11th Division. They sailed from Liverpool on the 1st July 1915, landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli on the 7th August 1915. When the Gallipoli campaign was abandoned, they moved to Alexandria on the 2nd February 1916, and then landed at Marseilles on the 8th August 1916, from there moving onto the Western Front. His brother Alfred Moore enlisted at Nottingham and served with the 10th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 14th July 1915 and was killed in action on 20th August 1918, he is buried in Mount Huton Military Cemetery.
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