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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Wellingborough Northamptonshire
CWGC: Son of William and Jane Moore, of 14A, Birkland St., Bulwell, Nottingham. Born at Wellingborough. He was the son of William Moore a coal carter, born 1861 in Sawbridge Warwickshire, and Jane Moore née Neal born 1870 at Derby of 19 Leonard Ave, Bulwell. His parents were married in in 1890 in Wellingborough. They went on to have the following children: Ernest b1892 Wellingborough, William b1894 Wellingborough, Marion b1896 Wellingborough, Winnie b1897 Kettering and Hannah b1900 Sandiacre. His father William died in 1907 at Nottingham; he was 46 yrs of age. In the 1911 census the family are living at 19 Leonard Street, Bulwell and are shown as Jane Moore, head of the family, a widow 41 yrs, she is living with her daughters Marion 15 yrs a lace dresser, Winnie 14 yrs a lace dresser and Hannah 11 yrs a scholar. His mother's address is given on the CWGC record as 14A Birkland Street, Bulwell.
He was a miner at Newstead colliery. He played football for the Highbury Vale Club.
27 Jan 1916
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266130 - CWGC Website
11831
He lived in Bulwell and enlisted in Hucknall
Private
9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
He enlisted at Hucknall whilst residing at Bulwell. He served with the 9th battalion Leicestershire Regiment landing in France on 29th July 1915. He was killed in action 27th January 1916 and is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery
Personal inscription on CWGC headstone: 'Until the day breaks' The following is an extract from a report of William's death which appeared in a local paper: 'His platoon sergeant, Sgt. Francis Edward Simpson, wrote to his family with details of the circumstances of his death. “It is with the greatest regret that I have to inform you of the death of your son – 11831, Private W. J. L. Moore – who was killed on the night of January 27th. On behalf of the platoon and myself, I... wish you to accept our sincere sympathy with you all in this your sad bereavement. I also feel that as a good, honest and plucky lad he will be hard to replace, and in him we have lost a comrade in the true sense of the word. I might add that from receiving the shot, which went through his stomach and out of his back, he only spoke once, and died in a few minutes. It must have been the will of God that he should be taken away, and although it is very hard to bear, we must think that it was for the best, as he died a true soldier. He is buried behind the lines in our little cemetery, and the least we can do is to see that his grave, like our remembrance of him, is kept green.” 'The former Newstead miner was living at Bulwell of the time of his enlistment at Hucknall. A footballer for the Highbury Vale Club, with the nickname was ‘Wabby,’ he was the son of Jane Moore.' Above extract courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    William John Moore - Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstone marking his grave at Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle