Horace James Moore
Contributed by: Christine Hibbert, on 2008-11-10
|First Name||Horace James|
|Year of Birth||1898|
|Year of Death||1917|
|Place of Wartime Residence||Alfreton, Derbyshire|
Horace James's Story
Horace Moore, from Alfreton, Derbyshire, was certified fit to fight on 27th February 1915. A month later he was transferred to 3/5th battalion, Notts & Derbys. He remained on home soil until 16th July 1917 when he was sent to fight in France.
Two Brothers in Arms
In December 1916, he was involved in an incident of 'friendly fire', being shot at by sentries as he returned from a wiring foray. He received injuries to his left arm which fractured the humerus. After a very short respite, he was back in the thick of things and by the middle of March he was dead. since he has no known grave, it can only be assumed that he was blown to smithereens.
His effects were sent home to his recently widowed mother, Ellen and he is commemorated on the monumment at Thiepval, Albert, in France. The references are Pier 10, faces C & D and pier 11, face A. The War Memorial in Alfreton also bears his name and that of his brother, Leslie George Moore, killed in August 1918, aged 22.