William Henry Moore

Memorial: South Gloucestershire war dead not on a local memorial

Regiment: Coldstream Guards

Medals: 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Rank and number: Private 7289

Parents: William and Rose Moore

Marital status: Married

Home address: 125 Bryants Hill, St George, Bristol

Date of birth: 23/10/1885

Date of death: 20/02/1918

Buried/Commemorated at: Hanham (Christ Church) Churchyard Old ground

Age: 32

Further information:

William enlisted in the 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards in 1911 and in August 1914, his battalion was mobilised to France where he fought in the Battle of Mons. This resulted in a defeat for the allies who were forced to retreat in September. William sustained shrapnel injuries to his chin and was awarded a wound stripe. He was discharged home in October of 1914 and he embarked on the hospital ship Oxfordshire.

After his war service, William commenced working as a miner and died in 1918 from injuries sustained whilst working in the Speedwell Pit of East Bristol Colliery. He was attempting replace a de-railed tram when he was crushed between trucks. William was described at his inquest as one of the heroes of Mons.

William was married to B Moore.

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This information has been provided by Sarah Hands, Volunteer Researcher for the South Gloucestershire War Memorials Web Site.
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