MOORE, George Harry

No.16999, Private, George Harry MOORE
Aged 19

7th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died of his Wounds on 1st April 1916

George Harry Moore was born in Rougham (2nd qtr 1897 Thingoe 4a:785), son of William Edward and Harriet Louisa MOORE (née BAILEY)

1901 census...Aged 4, He was at Nether Street, Rougham with his father William MOORE [30] farm labourer; his mother Harriet [27] born Bury St. Edmunds; brothers Frederic [7] and William [6]; sisters Ethel [5], Beatrice [5] and Florence [1]. All except his mother were born in Rougham.

1911 census...Aged 14, a labourer, he was at Oak Lane, Rougham with his parents (father now a carpenter); sisters Florence Fanny Jane [12], Daisy Angela [8], Agnes Rosina [7], Mabel May [5], Dorothy Bella [3] and Beatrice Annie [1]. All except his mother born in Rougham.

On the pension card his parents were at Oak Lane, Rougham.

He enlisted in Bury St. Edmunds.
Not finding his service records it is not usually possible to state where he was, or when he was wounded, but the Memoriam notice does give the date. On that day the 7th Suffolks were, according to the war diary, in the line:-
6 p.m...Enemy started a heavy bombardment on our front line with heavy trench mortars and afterwards H.E. chiefly against BARTS ALLEY, WEST FACE and NORTHAMPTON trench. We retaliated and the action died down about 7 p.m."

CWGC records none killed, but of course does not record wounded. Barts Alley was just NE of Vermelles.

Photo CWGC

George Moore is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, France 3:G:6

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