Top Navigation

Harold MOORE

Main CPGW Record

Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Harold

Place of Birth: Mirk Pot, Snaizeholme, Yorkshire

Service No: 60619

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 25th Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-10-24

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. B. 10.

CWGC Cemetery: PREMONT BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BAINBRIDGE, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Harold Moore was the son of Richard and Mary Moore, née Calvert. Both parents were born at Hawes, Yorkshire.

1901 Snaizeholme, Yorkshire Census: Mirk Pot Farm - Harrold Moore, aged 2 years, born Hawes, son of Richard and Mary Moore. [Harold had a twin sister named Hilda.]

1911 Snaizeholme, Yorkshire Census: Harold Moore, aged 12 years, born Hawes, son of Richard and Mary Moore.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Harold Moore, 60619, York. R. Dead.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Harold Moore, 60619, 9/York. R. Dead.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Harold Moore, 60619, 9/Yorks R. Date and Place of Death: 24.10.18 France. D. of W. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Mother and Sole Legatee - Mary. £6 14s. 0d.

Harold’s nephew, Lieutenant Norman Richard Moore, 258318, Durham Light Infantry attached to the 5th Bn Nigeria Regiment lost his life in the Second World War on the 20 January 1945 in Burma. He was the son of Richard and Annie Margaret Moore.

A short biography of Harold is included in: ‘Wensleydale Remembered - The Sacrifice made by the Families of a Northern Dale 1914-1918 and 1939-1945’ by Keith Taylor (2004).

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

View Entry in CPGW Book

Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MOORE, Harold, [Hawes], Yorkshire Regiment, died of wounds Oct. 20, 1918.

---

Click the thumbnail below to view a larger image.

Private Harold MOORE

Private Harold MOORE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 25th Division

Data from Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 Records

Soldiers Died Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Harold

Born: Mirkpot, Hawes, Yorks

Residence: Hawes

Enlisted: Leyburn

Number: 60619

Rank: Private

Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion: 9th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 24/10/18

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): H

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 60619

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 9th Bn.

Age: 20

Awards:

Died Date: 24/10/1918

Additional Information: Son of Richard and Mary Moore, of Catriggs, Hawes, Yorks. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: HE DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE)

View Additional Text

View Additional Text For Soldier Records

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

1925

MOORE Richard (the elder) of Catriggs Farm near Hawes Yorkshire died 1 February 1925 Probate London 27 June to John Moore builder Francis Moore and Richard Moore (the younger) farmers. Effects £5141 1s. 9d.

View Additional Image(s)

Additional Photo(s) For Soldier Records

St Margaret's Churchyard, Hawes

St Margaret's Churchyard, Hawes

Family gravestone

St Margaret's Churchyard, Hawes

St Margaret's Churchyard, Hawes

Family gravestone - detail of memorial inscription

View Craven Herald Articles

View Craven Herald Articles

Craven Herald and Wensleydale Standard Logo

15 November 1918

Hawes Soldier Dies From Wounds

We regret to announce the death of yet another Hawes lad in Private Harold Moore, Yorkshire Regiment, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Moore, Catriggs, Hawes, who died from wounds received in action on October 20th. Private Moore joined up at the end of May this year, and had only been in France nine days when he received his fatal wounds. His death will be deeply regretted by his many friends and comrades by whom he was regarded as ‘one of the best’, his cheery yet thoughtful disposition winning him a host of friends. Much sympathy is felt for Mr. and Mrs. Moore and family in their sad loss.

24 October 1919

MOORE – In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, Private Harold Moore, who died of wounds received in action, October 24th, 1918.

We little thought his time so short,
In this world to remain;
We have lost but Heaven has gained
One of the best this world contained.

From Joe and Alice, Dick and Gladys, Cononley, Keighley.

MOORE – In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private Harold Moore, Catriggs, Hawes, Yorks., who died of wounds October 24th, 1918.

One lonely year has passed away
Since one we loved was called away;
The loss is great, the shock severe
To part with one we loved so dear.
Just when his life was brightest,
Just when his thoughts were best,
He was called from a world of sorrow
To a home of eternal rest.

Ever remembered by his loving Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

MOORE – In loving memory of our dear brother, Private Harold Moore, Catriggs, Hawes, Yorks., who died of wounds October 24th, 1918

Sleep on, dear brother, in thy lonely grave,
Your life for your country you nobly gave;
No loved ones round you to bid you good-bye,
But in God’s keeping you safely lie.
With aching hearts we shook his hand,
Tears glistened in our eyes;
We wished him luck, but little thought
It was his last good-bye.
He was the one who left his father’s side
And never lingered by the shore,
When softer than the weltering tide
He volunteered to go.
If those who caused this awful war
Were the only ones to fight,
A brighter world this would have been
For aching hearts to-night.

“Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten.”

From his sister and brother-in-law, Annie and William Richard Moor, Low Gate, Burtersett.

22 October 1920

MOORE – In loving memory of Pte. Harold Moore, Catriggs, Hawes, who died of wounds, Oct. 24th, 1918.

Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent the voice we longed to hear;
Too far away from sight or speech,
But not too far for our thoughts to reach.

Ever remembered by Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

21 October 1921

MOORE – In loving memory of Pte. Harold Moore, Catriggs, Hawes, who died of wounds, Oct. 24th, 1918.

Gone is the face we loved so dear,
Silent the voice we longed to hear;
Too far away from sight or speech,
But not too far for our thoughts to reach.

Ever remembered by Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters.

---

Submit a Correction

    Name (required)

    Email Address (required)

    Telephone (required)

    Soldier Reference - Name:

    Soldier Reference - URL:

    Details of the correction to be made (required)

    Comment on this Soldier Record

    You can leave comments on this soldier record. Please note all comments will be manually approved before they appear on the website.

    No comments yet.

    Leave a Reply

    Pin It on Pinterest

    Share This