John Moore lived at 15 St Johns St, Kates Hill, Dudley and his wife was Elizabeth of 2 Cross Guns Street, Kates Hill. He volunteered for the Worcester Territorials and joined the 1/7th Battalion, They went to the Western Front in April 1915 and in 1916 were much involved in fighting on the Somme in, starting with the attack on Ovillers on the 10th July. They remained on the spur above the village and made attempts to capture the Leipzig Salient which protected Thiepval and eventually succeeded on the 26th September. In 1917 they followed up the German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line and were responsible for the taking the Mound at Templeux Guerard and nearby Guillemont farm. Then came a move to the Third Battle of Ypres for the Battle of Langemarck on the 16th August and after a rest for an attack on various block-houses on the Steenbeck to coincide with 9th October Battle of Poelcapelle. In dreadful conditions the Worcesters lost heavily with 230 casualties. Among the killed in action was Private John Moore. He was 32 years of age and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot, Dudley and St. John's Kates Hill Memorials.
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