In Flanders Fields…. Alfred Moore ….Sidney Moore

Alfred MOORE

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery

MOORE, Alfred

Rank: Private
Service No: 7085
Regiment/Service: Lincolnshire Regiment – 2nd Battalion
Died: 17/04/1918 – Died of wounds, aged 33
Cemetery: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium – Grave: V. D. 7.
Memorial Inscription: ‘They never fail, who die in a good cause.’
War Office Information: Son of Henry and Eleanor Moore, of Geddington, Kettering.

Personal Information

Parents: Henry & Eleanor Moore (nee Elsom)
Born: Q1 1885, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 205
Baptised: 23 Jul 1888, Geddington

Alfred was the Moore’s youngest son. He died from his wounds at a clearing station in France, having served previously in the West Indies. His last home leave was for a month in November 1917.

The Kettering Leader, 17 May 1918, said: “Before joining the army in mid 1904, Pte Moore was well known in Kettering District as a leading member of the Geddington Montrose Football team and captained that team when they won the Combination Cup for the first time. After joining the army, he played for his regimental team for several years and, when stationed in Hampshire, played for Hampshire County in their county league matches. He was the owner of two Kettering Combination medals and several military medals, including the Ian Hamilton Cup Final 1907. When on home leave during the football season, he played for Geddington Montrose, his favourite position being right back.”

1901 Census: Wood Road, Geddington (next door but one to the Royal George Pub)
Henry Moore (father); Aged 58; hurdle maker; b. Geddington
Eleanor Moore (mother); Aged 58; b. Geddington
Jesse Moore (brother); Aged 32; ordinary agricultural labourer; b. Geddington
Agnes Moore (sister); Aged 19; domestic housemaid; b. Geddington
Alfred Moore; Aged 16; plumber; b. Geddington

Sydney George MOORE

Geddington Roll of Honour 1914-18

Picture of Sydney Moore

Sydney Moore

MOORE, Sydney George

Rank: Private
Service No: 17643
Regiment/Service: Northamptonshire Regiment – 6th Battalion
Died: 17/02/1917 – Killed in action, aged 19
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, France – Pier and Face 11 A and 11 D.
War Office Information: Son of Harry and Mary Jane Moore, of Kettering Road, Geddington, Kettering.

Personal Information

Parents: Harry & Mary Jane Moore
Born: Q4 1897, Kettering, Vol. 3b, Page 179
Baptised: 12 Dec 1897, St. Faith Church, Newton in the Willows

Sidney had been reported missing on 17th February 1917 during the battle of the Somme but it was not until early 1918 that official news came through that he was presumed dead from that date.  The Thiepval Memorial lists him as one of over 72,000 men who have no known grave.

1901 Census: Wood Road, Geddington (2 doors from the Townley’s)
Harry Moore (father); Aged 36; carpenter; b. Geddington
Mary J Moore (mother); Aged 33; b. Rushton
Leonard J Moore (brother); Aged 5; b. Geddington
Sydney G Moore; Aged 3
Margaret W Moore (sister); Aged 5 months; b. Geddington

1911 Census: Sunnyside, Kettering Road, Geddington
Harry Moore (father); Aged 46; carpenter – married 17 years
Mary Jane Moore (mother); Aged 43 – 4 children – all living
Leonard Stanley Moore (brother); Aged 15; apprentice engineer
Sydney George Moore; Aged 13; office boy
Margaret Winifred Moore (sister); Aged 10
Eleanor Mary Moore (sister); Aged 7; b. Geddington
Charlotte Stanley (grandmother); Aged 82; Little Oakley

One comment on “In Flanders Fields…. Alfred Moore ….Sidney Moore”

  • Stephen Cope says:

    Remembered with honour and gratitude,
    Sydney George Moore, our great-uncle,
    Alfred Moore, our great-great-uncle.

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