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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Simon

Place of Birth: Burtersett, Yorkshire

Service No: 20541

Rank: Private

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

Battalion / Unit: 7th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1916-11-05

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: II. AA. 13.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: HAWES, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Simon Moore was the son of William and Jane Moore, née Watson. Simon's father was born at Hawes, Yorkshire.

1901 Appersett, Yorkshire Census: Back Road - Simon Moore, aged 4 years, born Hawes, Yorkshire. [Simon, a sister and three brothers were living with their grandparents, Francis and Ann Parker, née Moore.]

1911 Appersett, Yorkshire Census: Simon Moore, aged 14 years, born Burtersett, Hawes, Yorkshire. [Simon was living with his widowed grandmother, Ann Parker, née Moore.]

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Simon Moore, 20541, Yorkshire Regiment.

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

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MOORE, Corporal Simon, aged 20, Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. Wm. Moore, Appersett, killed in action Nov. 5, 1916.


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Private Simon MOORE

Private Simon 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: 17th (Northern) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 17th (Northern) Division

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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Simon

Born: Hardean, Yorks

Residence: Appersett, Hawes, Yorks

Enlisted: Leyburn

Number: 20541

Rank: Private

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

Battalion: 7th Battalion


Died Date: 05/11/16

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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Surname: MOORE

Forename(s): Simon

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 20541

Rank: Private

Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment

Unit: 7th Bn.



Died Date: 05/11/1916

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24 November 1916

MOORE – Killed in action, November 5th, Corporal Simon Moore, fourth son of Mr. Wm. Moore, Appersett, Hawes, aged 20 years.

24 November 1916


Mr. William Moore, Appersett, Hawes has been officially informed that his fourth son, Corporal Simon Moore, Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action on November 5th.

The deceased soldier, who was 20 years of age, joined the colours in May 1915, and went to France on June 21st this year. He was a native of Burtersett, Hawes, and had been employed at a milk house in Liverpool for eighteen months previous to his enlistment. He came home to join his brother, James Moore, and some other companions, who all enlisted together. He was always a fine industrious lad and earned the highest commendation and esteem of all for whom he worked.

Two other brothers of the deceased soldier are at the Front.

29 December 1916

HAWES – A Quiet Christmas

The Christmas of 1916 was the quietest experienced in living history, and many causes contributed to this end. The weather, which was cold, with alternate showers of snow and rain, did not make for cheerfulness and the day was spent for the most part either at home, or (in the case of the men folk), in the clubs. No parties of Christmas singers were abroad on Christmas Eve, or on Saturday night, and no band enlivened matters on Christmas Day. The usual services were held in St. Margaret’s Church, and these were fairly well attended, about 60 partaking of Holy Communion. It was Christmas under war conditions, and which have touched almost every home. Many well-known men have made the great sacrifice. On the Hawes roll of honour are recorded the following names of those fallen in battle:–2nd Lieut. G. Bargh, Pte. James Banks, Pte. Fred Cockett, 2nd Lieut. J.W. Fryer, Pte. John Fawcett, Gunner Albert Leach, Major J.C. Metcalfe, Pte. R. Milburn, Pte. S.Moore, Pte. L. Staveley, and Corporal Tom Walton.

18 May 1917


A memorial service for all the local men who have fallen in the War since October was held in St. Margaret’s Church on Sunday afternoon. There was a large congregation and the service was conducted by the Rev. S.D. Crawford. The soldiers to whose memory honour was paid were:– Corporal S. Moore; Private C.E. Bacon; Private J.W. Horn; Private A. Kirkbride; Private J. Iveson; Private J. Mitton; Private R. Walton; Private J. Fawcett; Private L. Staveley.

The choir and clergy were preceded to the chancel from the choir vestry by one of the choristers, Master Kenneth Wilson, in Boy Scouts’ uniform, carrying the Union Jack draped in black. The service opened with the hymn ‘Days and Moments,’ followed by Psalm xxiii, and the lesson from Rev. xxi, verses 1 – 5. Then was sung the hymn ‘Nearer my God to Thee.’ Sentences and collects from the Burial Service, with other special collects, were followed by the singing of the ‘Nunc Dimittis’ and the hymn ‘On the Resurrection Morning.’

The Vicar said: “For the second time we meet to mourn the loss of our fellow townsmen in this terrible and sad war. Your presence here is not only to pay honour to their memory, but is a proof of your sympathy with their sorrowing relatives. No words can lighten that sorrow I know, but I pray – and I am sure you all pray – that time, the great healer of all wounds, may do its work, and that in the years to come their sorrow may be lightened by the thought that their dear ones died the noblest of all deaths – that of the soldier who falls in a righteous cause and for King and Country – aye, and more than that, for civilisation and liberty. I have been asked in more houses than one, “Why should all this fighting and bloodshed be going on between professedly Christian countries?” and I think the only answer that can be given is that it has been forced upon the rest of the world by a country which has substituted for the laws of Christianity the laws of the devil. When a nation goes so far as to brush aside treaties hitherto held sacred among the nations as mere scraps of paper, when it breaks not only the laws of humanity, drawn up to alleviate the horrors of war – laws to which itself had given assent, and gives as its only excuse, the laws of necessity, and when it tries to force upon other nations the ‘Kultur’ which has produced this spirit of ruthlessness and contempt for all that is just and noble and chivalrous, then I say, the danger to civilisation is so great that no Christian country should stand by and take no part in wiping it out. The fact that nearly the whole of the New World, following in the steps of the U.S.A., are either openly at war, or have broken off relations with our enemy, is a strong proof that our cause is just, for it is a condemnation, the greatest condemnation, of their conduct and action. So long as the spirit of militarism, which governs a powerful nation like Germany, lasts, and is allowed to exist so long there will be danger of fresh and repeated wars. We and our Allies are out to put an end to this; we are out to bring about a time when war shall be no more, and peaceful arbitration shall take its place. Is not that worth fighting for? It is a noble object, and those dear lads we mourn to-day, with thousands of others who have made the great sacrifice with them, have not sacrificed their lives in vain, for they have helped to bring about that victory which, God grant, will be the prelude of universal peace.”

After the address and whilst Mr. Haverfield played the Dead March, the chorister before mentioned stood at ‘Attention’ at the chancel steps holding the Union Jack.

The sounding of the ‘Last Post’ by Mr. J. Blades brought a most impressive service to a close.

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21 May 1915


Six more recruits left Hawes for Richmond on Wednesday viz. Anthony Fawcett, William Johnson, James Moore, Simon Moore, John Jackson and John Metcalfe.

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