John Moore
Courtesy of Halifax Courier

The CWGC record that John was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Moore, of 73, Highfield Terrace, Queensbury.

In 1911, 16-year-old, John Wilkinson Moore was living with his parents at 51 West End, Queensbury along with his four sisters, Ruth, Bertha Miriam, Gladys and Mary Ann.  John was the middle of the five siblings. John and his two older sisters were all mill workers, he was employed in mohair spinning/jobbing work.

Private John Moore served in the 16th Battalion. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) the first Bradford Pals.  He was killed in action on 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Somme battles, when his Battalion attacked the village of Serre.  John was serving in C Company and was aged 22.

The Battalion war diary gives detailed reports of the attack, casualties for the Battalion were: Officers: Killed 10, died of wounds 1, missing 1, wounded 10.  Other Ranks: Killed 58, died of wounds 11, missing 111, wounded 313.

John Moore is commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL (Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D).