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Arnold
James was born in 1896 at Arnold, the son of Charles a frame work knitter and Mary Anne Moore née Rose of 66 Cross Street, Arnold. His father Charles was born in 1857 and his mother Mary Anne Rose was born in 1858 , both were born in Arnold, they were married in 1878, their marriage was recorded in the Basford Registration District, they went on to have 11 children all of whom were born in Nottingham, they were, Sarah Rose b1877, Selina b1879, Bestsy b1881, Mary Anne b1883, Charles b1884, Florence B1887, Eliza b1889, William b1891, Lucy b1893, James b1896 and Annie b1900. In the 1911 census the family are living at Cross Street, Arnold and are shown as Charles 54 yrs a frame work knitter, he is living with his wife Mary Anne 53 yrs, they are living with their children, Mary Anne 28 yrs a hosiery winder, Charles 27 yrs a wood carver, Florence 24 yrs a hosiery seamer, Eliza 22 yrs a blouse finisher, William 20 yrs a hosiery trimmer, Lucy 18 yrs a blouse maker, James 15 yrs a framesmith and Annie 11 yrs a scholar. James attended the High Street Infants School before moving to the British School on Front Street. After leaving school he went to work for Allen Sollys as a hosiery worker on Brookfield Road. It is believed that prior to volunteering for the Army he was engaged to a girl by the name of Emma (possibly Emma Thacker) and he was a member of the Methodist Church.
He was employed as a hosiery worker at Allen Solly's on Brookfield Road.
18 Aug 1916
21
39557 - CWGC Website
3416
Private
46th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
He first enlisted into the West Yorkshire Regiment with regimental number 12078 and transferred into the Machine Gun Corps in 1916. He was killed in action at Deville Wood on 18th August 1916 and is buried in Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt.France
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  • photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
    James Moore - photo provided courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Photo showing James Moore's original grave,photo courtesy of Cliff Housley
    James Moore - Photo showing James Moore's original grave,photo courtesy of Cliff Housley
  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt , Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    James Moore - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Norfolk Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt , Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.