Moore, A C
ALFRED CHARLES MOORE
Remembered with honour Le Touret Memorial: Panel 12 and 13.
He originally enlisted in Reading, Berks, 21 December 1904, attested to the 3rd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment: a farm labourer aged 17, 5’5″ tall, C of E. Served in Egypt, India and South Africa. He is thought to have been in the Reserve forces, and went to France with the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers 14 August 1914. He served in France for ten weeks before being killed in action at Ypres at the Battle of La Bassee. He was entitled to the Victory, British War and 1914 Star medals, his qualifying date being 14 August 1914.
There are articles about Alfred in the West Herts and Watford Obsever dated 7 November 1914 and 24 July 1915.
Son of Michael and Susan (nee SMITH) MOORE of Hurst, Twyford, Berks.
His parent’s marriage is proving elusive. Michael died 1925 aged 82, and was buried 28 November at St Nicholas’, Hurst; Susan died 1929 aged 74, and was buried 15 February, also at St Nicholas.
Alfred was born 10 January 1889 in Hurst, and attended Hurst Infants’ School. At the age of seven he became a pupil at Hurst Boys’ School 11 May 1896. He resided in Hurst.
On the 1891 Census, aged 2 he lived in Hurst, with his parents and five siblings. On the 1901 Census, aged 14, he still lived in Hurst, with his parents and four siblings. On the 1911 Census, a Private in the 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. he was stationed at Roberts Heights, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.
Date of death24/10/1914
Age at death26
Place of death
- 1st S.W. Herts Scout Troop [in St Mary's Parish Church Watford] (4)
- Abbot's Langley Herts War Memorial (17)
- Aldbury Herts War Memorial (1)
- Aldenham Herts War Memorial (located in Letchmore Heath Herts) (8)
- All Saints Church Croxley Green Herts (12)
- All Saints Church Harrow Weald Middx (2)
- All Saints Church Hertford (1)
- All Saints Church King's Langley Herts (1)
- All Saints Church Leavesden Herts (31)
- All Saints Church Witham Essex (3)