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  • This photo  is of Arthur Moore 
Courtesy of Lynne Weston
Person Details
30 Apr 1889
Sutton in Ashfield Nottinghamshire
He was born 30th April 1889 at Kirkby Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, to parents Charles & Fanny Moore. The family consisted of nine children, three girls (Rachael, Annie and Doris) and six boys (Thomas, Francis, Harry, Arthur, Alfred and Charles). Arthur was the husband of Mary Ann Moore formerly Scothern whom he married in 1906. In the 1911 census the family are living at Tudor Street , Sutton in Ashfield and consist of Arthur and Mary Ann who stated that they had been married for four and a half years and their children , Irene born 1908 and Florence Mable born 1909 At the time of Arthurs death Mary Ann lived at 16 Sherwood Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, with her now four children Irene, Florence Mabel, and Alfred and Arthur. Following his death his widow Mary Ann married John W Atkin at Mansfield in 1918
Prior to enlistment Arthur worked as a miner
10 Mar 1915
854608 - CWGC Website
2nd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
Arthur enlisted in Sutton in Ashfield and initially served with service number 1389 in the Leicestershire Regiment but later transferred to the 2nd battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Arthur trained at Grimsby and had only been in France for seven days when he died from wounds, on Wednesday 10 March 1915, aged 25 years, during the battle of Neuve-Chappelle, and is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial. Pas de Calais, France Additional information courtesy of Lynne Weston
(The Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10–13 March 1915) took place in the Artois region of France and broke through at Neuve-Chapelle but the British were unable to exploit the success. More troops had arrived from Britain and relieved some French troops in Flanders, which enabled a continuous British line to be formed, from Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée north to Langemarck. The battle was intended to cause a rupture in the German lines, which would then be exploited with a rush to the Aubers Ridge and possibly Lille. A French assault at Vimy Ridge on the Artois plateau was also planned to threaten the road, rail and canal junctions at La Bassée from the south, as the British attacks menaced it from the north. If the French Tenth Army captured Vimy Ridge and the north end of the Artois plateau from Lens to La Bassée, as the British First Army took Aubers Ridge from La Bassée to Lille, a further advance of 10–15 miles (16–24 km) would cut the roads and railways used by the Germans to supply the troops in the Noyon Salient, from Arras south to Rheims. The French part of the offensive was cancelled, when the British were unable to relieve the French IX Corps north of Ypres, to move south for the French attack and the Tenth Army contribution was reduced to heavy artillery support.)Wikipedia
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  • This photo  is of Arthur Moore 
Courtesy of Lynne Weston
    Arthur Moore - This photo is of Arthur Moore Courtesy of Lynne Weston