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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Ypres. Courtesy of Pearlady(RIP) findagrave.com
Person Details
Carlton
Albert Moran was born in 1891 the son of Martin, a coal dealer, and Annie Moran (née Jeffrey). His father was born at Roscommon, Cam, Ireland, and his mother in 1861 at Carlton. They were married in 1876 and had eight children two dying in infancy. Albert's surviving siblings were Tom b.1880, Joseph b.1881, Frank b.1886, Wallace Martin b.1894 and Alec b.1899. In 1911 they lived at 14 Standhill Road Carlton Nottingham.
17 Apr 1915
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Corporal
2nd Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
Albert Arthur Moran enlisted at Nottingham landing in France 16th January 1915.
La Laiterie Military Cemetery Grave Reference: I C 35 Obituary published in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 29th April 1915 :- “MORAN. – Killed in action, April 17th, 1915, Cpl. Albert Moran, 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers, beloved son of Martin and Annie Moran, 14, Standhill-road, aged 23 years. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” His older brother Tom Moran also served during the Great War. He served in the Sherwood Foresters and was attached to the Indian Ordnance Department. He died of wounds and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military Cemetery, Egypt. His younger brother enlisted under age. Pte. Alec Moran volunteered on 17th March 1915 and landed in France on 28th October 1915 as a reinforcement to the Robin Hood Rifles.(his birth was registered in the December quarter of 1899 he was 15 years of age) He was brought home on 18th January 1916 after his true age was discovered, he was discharged on 8th February 1916, “for having made a misstatement as to age on enlistment.” His medal index card records later service with the Army Cyclist Corps. He transferred to Class “Z” Army Reserve on 1st February 1919. Another of the 'Moran' brothers , Wallace serving with the Machine Gun Corps was awarded the Military Medal , this was gazetted and published in the London Gazette on 12th December 1917. An article in the Nottingham Evening Post dated 26th October 1917 refers to the 'six Moran brothers ' “NOTTINGHAM MILITARY MEDALIST. “Pte. Wallace Moran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moran, of 14, Standhill Road, Sneinton-hill, Nottingham, has recently been awarded the Military Medal for heroic devotion to duty under desperate shell-fire. Pte. W. Moran is one of a family of six soldier brothers, of whom two have been killed in action and all have been wounded. The youngest brother, Alec, went to France when 15 years and 8 months old, and spent his 16th birthday in the trenches.” All above articles and details are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Ypres. Courtesy of Pearlady(RIP) findagrave.com
    Albert Arthur Moran - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Ypres. Courtesy of Pearlady(RIP) findagrave.com