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Tom Moran was born in 1880 the son of Martin, a coal dealer, and Annie Moran (née Jeffrey). His father was born at Roscommon, Cam, Ireland, and his mother Annie Jefferey in 1861 at Carlton. They were married in 1876 and had eight children two sadly dying in infancy. Tom's surviving siblings were Joseph b.1881, Frank b.1886, Albert b.1892, Wallace Martin b.1894 and Alec b.1899. In 1911 they lived at 14 Standhill Road Carlton. Tom joined the Sherwood Foresters and served in India. He married Lillian Babbage on 11th October 1906 in India. She later lived at Broadstairs Kent.
He was a career soldier.
02 Jul 1915
109465 - CWGC Website
Sub Conductor
Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sub-Conductor Tom Moran enlisted at Ayr giving his residence as Simla India he served with the 1st Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, attached Indian Ordnance Department, landed at Nauru on 11th November 1914. As Nauru was the site of a phosphate mine, he may have been sent there to investigate the condition of the facilities on the island. He died of wounds in Egypt on 2nd July 1915 and is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt Grave Reference: M 41.
The rank of Sub Conductor - The lower of the two appointments within the Warrant Officer rank in the EIC/Indian Army, the higher being that of Conductor. Sub-Conductors and Conductors worked mainly in the Ordnance, Commissariat and Public Works Departments. Before 1860 Sub-Conductors were recruited from NCOs of the Town Major's List or Effective Supernumeraries; after 1860 from NCOs of the Unattached List. His brother Albert Arthur Moran enlisted at Nottigham and served with the 2nd battalion Northumberland Fusiliers , He landed in France on 16th January 1915 and was killed in action on 17th April 1915 and is buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium grave reference I.C.35 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. Nottingham Evening Post 26th October 1917: “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.” Article and information courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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