MOORE Edgar

Edgar MOORE

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AEROPLANE CEMETERY

Edgar was the son of Harry Moore, of 22, Littlemoor, Queensbury.  He enlisted on 24th June 1916 and was a boiler firer by occupation.  His mother was Eliza Ann Moore and he had three brothers, Dan, Hubert and Ernest.

In 1901 the family were living at 28 California Row and Edgar is listed as born Mountain, Queensbury.  On the 1911 census they were living at 59 Bradshaw Lane, Edgar, aged 12, was a bobbing setter in a Worsted mill.

Called to service on 27th February 1917 Edgar, embarked for France on 26th February 1918.  He was killed in action on 16th March 1918 after just 18 days service in France, he was 19 years old.  The following items of private property were returned to his family: Wallet, photos, cap badge, penny stamp, pocket book.

At the time of Edgars death his Battalion, 1st/4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) were holding the Reutel subsector (in the area of Ypres).  Throughout their time in this sector, 13th – 17th March, they were subjected to increased enemy artillery, partly in retaliation to a raid, carried out on the 13th March against an enemy pillbox and also due to the large number of working parties at night.

It is not known where Edgar was originally buried however his body was exhumed and his Next of Kin informed on 19th December 1922 of his final resting place in AEROPLANE CEMETERY ( VII. C. 5).