MOORE, Charles

No.201890, Private, Charles MOORE
Aged 29

4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
formerly 6080 Suffolk Regiment
formerly 4111, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on Monday, 30th April 1917

Born in Hoo (1st qtr 1888 Plomesgate 4a:878) son of Henry and Anna MOORE (née BANYARD)

1891 census...Aged 3, he was at Ivy Cottages, Hoo with his father Henry MOORE [26] farm labourer born Monewden; his mother Anna [28] born Marlesford and brother Frederick [2] born Charsfield

His mother died in 1897, his father then married Sarah CAPON (née MEADOWS)

1901 census...Aged 16, a blacksmith's apprentice, he was at Park Farm Cottage, Campsea Ash with his father (now farm bailiff) and stepmother Sarah [43] born Marlesford; step brothers Frederick [14] born Clavering and Roderick CAPON [7] born Hacheston; brothers Frederick [12] born Charsfield and Bertie [7] born Hoo.; sister Nellie [9] born Hoo.

1911 census...not identified in this census. At Watson's Farm, Bowbeck, Bardwell were his father, stepmother, brother Bertie MOORE and stepbrother Roderick CAPON.

His mother was at 56 Tollgate Lane,Bury St.Edmunds on the pension card. His step brother Jack Capon died of his wounds in France in 1915 see here

He enlisted in Bury St Edmunds. With no service record found, and dying of wounds it is impossible to say where and when he was wounded. The battalion had been fighting at Guemappe on the 23rd and incurred heavy casualties.

photo C.W.G.C.

Charles Moore is buried in St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France P:1:B:4A

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