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John Thomas MOORE

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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): John Thomas

Place of Birth: Burtersett, Yorkshire

Service No: 16144

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment / Corps / Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Battalion / Unit: 6th/7th Battalion

Division: 59th (2/North Midland) Division

Age: 38

Date of Death: 1918-04-18

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: Panel 1.

CWGC Cemetery: ---


Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

John Thomas Moore was the son of John and Elizabeth Moore, née Metcalfe. John, senior, was born at Hawes and Elizabeth at Burtersett, Yorkshire. John, senior, was the brother of Rose Hancock, née Moore, the wife of Private John Hancock (17728) (q.v.).

1881 Burtersett, Yorkshire Census: John T. Moore, aged 1 year, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of John and Elizabeth Moore.

1891 Burtersett, Yorkshire Census: Middlegate - John Thomas Moore, aged 11 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, son of John and [stepson of] Mary Jane Moore. [John had married Mary Jane Wood in 1883.]

1901 West Marton, Yorkshire Census: Southfield - John T. Moore, aged 21 years, born Burtersett, Yorkshire. [John was employed by Thomas G. Shuttleworth, Farmer.]

John married Clara Thompson (born Hawes, c. 1881) at St. Margaret's Church, Hawes, 18 October 1902. At the time of their marriage, John was living at 40, Bridgewater Road, Walkden, Lancashire and Clara at Burtersett. Clara was the daughter of Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of James and Elizabeth Thompson; she married Arthur Kirkbride in 1887.

1911 Nelson, Lancashire Census: 20, Hartley Street - John Thomas Moore, aged 31 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire, husband of Clara Moore.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Thomas J. Moore, 16144, 7/R. Sc. Fus. Theatre of War first served in: 1 - France. Date of entry therein: 10.7.15. K. in A.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte John T. Moore, 16144, R. S. Fus.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: L/C. John Thos. Moore, 16144, 7/R. Sc. Fus.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte (L. Cpl) John Thomas Moore, 16144, 6/7th Bn R. Scots Fus. Date and Place of Death: 18.4.18. [In] Action. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow - Clara. £24 6s. 3d. and children. War Gratuity: Widow - Clara. £15 0s. 0d.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for John. Name(s) on card(s): Widow: C., born 11.12.80. Address: 20, Hartley Street, Nelson, Lancs. Children: Stanley, born 6.3.03. John, born 27.6.04. Thompson Bell, born 29.3.08. Elizabeth May, born 6.5.09. William, born 26.8.12. Clara, born 25.12.13.

On the 13 May 1916 the 6th (Service) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers was amalgamated with the 7th (Service) Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers to form the 6th/7th Battalion.

John is commemorated in the Rolls of Honour at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh.

A short biography of John 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

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L/Corporal John Thomas MOORE

L/Corporal John Thomas MOORE

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 59th (2/North Midland) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 59th (2/North Midland) Division

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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Thomas G.

Born: Burtersette, Yorks


Enlisted: Nelson, Lancs

Number: 16144

Rank: L/Cpl

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Battalion: 6/7th Battalion


Died Date: 18/04/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): John T.

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 16144

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers

Unit: 6th/7th Bn.

Age: 38


Died Date: 18/04/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Clara Moore, of 20, Hartley St., Nelson, Lancs.

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‘Burnley Express’ (18 May 1918)


Mrs. Moore, 20, Hartley-street, Nelson, has received official intimation of the death of her husband, Lce.-Corpl. John Thos. Moore, Royal Scots Fusiliers. He was formerly a flagger, and leaves a widow and six children.

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The family of John Thomas and Clara Moore, née Thompson

The family of John Thomas and Clara Moore, née Thompson

Courtesy of Richard and Colleen Gray, née Moore, daughter of Stanley and granddaughter of John Thomas Moore

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17 May 1918

Corporal J. T. Moore, Burtersett

Corporal John Thomas Moore, Royal Scots Fusiliers, eldest son of the late Mr. John Moore, Burtersett, was killed in action on April 18th. Corporal Moore was a native of Burtersett, but had lived at Nelson for some years. He was one of the first to respond to the call of his country, joining up in December 1914. He was home on leave three times. He leaves a widow (also a native of Burtersett), and six young children, for whom much sympathy is felt.

08 November 1918


A Memorial Service in memory of Corporal J. T. Moore, Gunner J. Moore, Lance-Corporal C. D. [Milner], Private John Metcalfe, and Corporal W. Mitton, recently fallen in their country’s service, was conducted at Hawes Parish Church, on Sunday afternoon by the Vicar, the Rev. S. D. Crawford. There were special psalms, and the hymns were ‘On the Resurrection morning,’ ‘Peace, perfect peace,’ and ‘Now the labourer’s task is o’er.’ The Vicar based an appropriate address on the words, ‘O death, where is thy sting?’ and after the Benediction the draped Union Jack was held at the chancel steps by Cadet Lance-Corporal H. Wilson, whilst the Dead March was played on the organ by Mrs. Place and the ‘Last Post’ sounded by Mr. J. Blades.


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