Walter Moore was the son of Mr and Mrs James Moore of Wordsley and in 1914 he was married to Adelaide and living at 86 Chapel Street, Lye. He volunteered for the Worcesters and served in the 3rd Battalion. They had been on the Western Front since August 1914 and had been involved in all the major battles since that date. In 1916 they were prominent in the Battle of the Somme and in 1917 they were in action at Westhoek in the Third Battle of Ypres. During the winter of 1918 they were facing the Hindenburg Line near St. Quentin and expecting the new German offensive. They were in reserve on the 21st March but were driven back in a general retreat. They were transferred to the Ypres sector only to face the second German offensive on the Lys. From the 9th April they again retreated, fought hard at Neuve Eglise but were forced back to the Ravelsberg ridge. At last the German attack was halted in a ‘backs to the wall’ last effort. Casualties were very high and included Private Walter Moore who was killed in action on the 11th April. He was 25 years of age and is buried in Cabaret Rouge, Souchez, Cemetery (XX A 20) and commemorated on the Wordsley Memorial.
High Street, Wordsley, West Midlands, DY8 5RU
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