Moores, George

George Moores, Private 49629, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment
Died 21st October 1916 in Somme, France



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The death of Private Moores was reported in the Macclesfield Times on 17 August 1917:

PRESUMED TO BE DEAD: FATE OF PRIVATE GEORGE MOORES – Mr and Mrs Tom Moores, 57 Long Row, Sutton, Macclesfield, have received an official intimation presuming the death of their son, Private George Moores, Cheshire Regt, who had been reported missing since October 21st, 1916. Private Moores was 21 years of age and had only been in France a few weeks… A native of Macclesfield, he was educated at the Centenary School and attended the Lord Street Sunday School. In civil life he was an employee of the Royle Dyeing Company. Private Moores enlisted in the local Territorials and was drafted to France after training at Park Hall Camp, Oswestry. Subsequently he was transferred to another battalion of the Cheshires. His mother has received no letter from him for nearly eleven months, the last communication being a postcard which came a few days prior to the notification that he was missing. he was the only son at home.

His elder brother, Private Tom Moores, was mobilised as a Reservist and drafted out to France with the original Expeditionary Force. At the time of the outbreak of the war he was employed as a miner in the Yorkshire pits. With the Cheshire Regt he went through the battle of Mons and was also present at Hill 60. He was badly gassed and poisoned through drinking water contaminated by the enemy, being eventually invalided home. He spent some time in hospital at Northampton, where his mother was with him for a week. Upon recovery he rejoined his regiment, with which he has since been serving in various parts of England. Private Moores, whose wife resides in High Street, Macclesfield, was home on leave last weekend from Oswestry, to which place he returned on Monday, and he is expecting to be discharged from the Army on medical grounds. Mr and Mrs Moores, the parents, have had a family of 14 children, nine of whom are alive, and they have 25 grandchildren.




Private George Moores has no known grave and is commemorated on Panel Ref. Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A of the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private George Moores.

Locally, Private George Moores is commemorated on the Macclesfield Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, and Park Street Methodist Church war memorials.

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