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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
Person Details
Worksop, Notts
James Moore was born in Worksop, the son of James and Elizabeth More in 1883. The couple had four other children and in 1911 were living at number 7 Netherton Road. It was later that year that the mother of the family, Elizabeth, died aged 57. James at this time, was working as a coal miner, in the local pit just like his father.
02 Jun 1915
359535 - CWGC Website
10524
Private
6th Bn Lincolnshire Regiment
James Moore was attested at Worksop on the 29th August 1914 and joined the Lincolnshire Regiment. 8 days later he was posted to the 6th Battalion on the 6th Sept. Although the circumstances are unknown, James appears not to conform with army life as, on the 30th Sept, his service record shows that he was awarded 10 days field punishment for absence. Whether this punishment was in his absence is unclear but on the 17th October 1914, he was declared as a deserter and absence without leave until he was apprehended by the civil powers. The following day, the 18th, he was in the guard detention room awaiting trial. 10 days later, he was sentenced to 28 days detention for desertion and all former service forfeited. The next phase of his short life comes as a shock, as on the 23rd April 1915 he was admitted to the Connaught Hospital, Aldershot where he stayed for 41 days. On the 2nd June, he died, the cause being cerebral tumour fibro of the brain. He was buried at the Aldershot Military Cemetery.
Named as JAS Moore on the Manton miners memorial. Research by Colin Dannatt
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  • photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.
    James Moore - photo originally published in the Worksop Guardian and now in the Borough of Worksop Roll of Honour of the Great War 1914-1918 in Worksop Library.