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  • Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch on 29th June 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Person Details
17 Apr 1887
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire.
Moses Thomas Worrall was the son of Edward a green grocer and fruiterer and Annie Worrall née Felse of 147 Portland Road Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. His father Edward was born in 1861 at Dudley Heath, Staffordshire and his mother Annie Felse was born in 1866 at Witwick, Leicestershire, they were married in 1886 their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 9 children, sadly 4 were to die in infancy r early childhood, their surviving children all born in Hucknall were Edith Ann b1889, Lily b1894, Edward b1901 and Doris May Worrall b1906. In the 1911 census the family are living at 147 Portland Road, Hucknall and are shown as Edward 50 yrs a green grocer and fruiterer, he is living with his wife Annie 45 yrs and their children, Moses Thomas 23 yrs a caol miner, Edith Ann 22 years no occupation listed, Lily 17 yrs a worsted spinner, Edward 10 yrs a ascholar amd Doris May 5 yrs a scholar.
In 1911 he was a coal miner loader at Newstead Colliery.
05 Jun 1916
29
1597204 - CWGC Website
153809
Private
43rd Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
Private Moses Thomas Worrall enlisted at Winnipeg, Canada on 17th September 1915 using only his second name Thomas Worrall, he stated he was 28 yrs and 5 months, he gave his occupation as crockery packer and his next of kin as his father Edward 147 Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham. He was killed in action on 5th June 1916 and having no known grave his name is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial Ypres.
On the night of June 4th/5th, the 43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) supplied carrying parties to the front lines near Mount Sorrel. A rare piece of high ground in allied hands, the Germans subjected the area to heavy shellfire that night. As the trenches were filled with wounded and dead men, the carrying parties had to go ‘over the top’ with fatal consequences for Moses Thomas Worrall, a Winnipeg crockery packer, originally a miner from Hucknall. Article from the Hucknall Dispatch 29th June 1916 :- On the night of June 4th/5th, the 43rd Canadian Infantry Battalion (Cameron Highlanders of Canada) supplied carrying parties to the front lines near Mount Sorrel. A rare piece of high ground in allied hands, the Germans subjected the area to heavy shellfire that night. As the trenches were filled with wounded and dead men, the carrying parties had to go ‘over the top’ with fatal consequences for Pte. (Moses) Thomas Worrall, a Winnipeg crockery packer, originally a miner from Hucknall. “ANOTHER FALLEN HERO “The photograph given below is of Pte M. T. Worrall who is the first Hucknall soldier enlisting abroad to give his life for the cause of freedom. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. [Edward & Annie] Worrall of the fruit shop, 147 Portland Road. He was single, 29 years of age and remarkably well developed. “Previously he worked at Newstead pit, but inspired with a larger view of life, he started for Canada four years ago. He was employed at Eaton’s store, and when war’s drum throbbed throughout the Dominion he felt constrained to answer the call. He was placed in the 43rd Battalion of the Scottish Canadians, and after receiving his training he came to England to complete his tuition in Army work. He spent two months in this country and was then drafted off to France, where he took part in some good work. As is well known the Canadians have done some splendid things of late and, unfortunately, the cost has been great. Capt. K.C. Campbell speaks well of Pte. Worrall, who met his death on June 5th. His captain says he was he was one of a ration party carrying food to men in the front line when he met his death. This work is usually done by volunteers, so it can be presumed that Worrall was one of a fearless disposition, and strove to do his best for his comrades by keeping them supplied with food for their bodies.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch on 29th June 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Moses Thomas Worrall - Photograph was published in the Hucknall Dispatch on 29th June 1916 and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918