South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

A Moorhouse

Alfred Thomas Moorhouse and his brother Charles, were professional soldiers. Both went to France with the British Expeditionary Force in the opening days of the war and both were killed before the end of 1914.

Charles and Alfred were the sons of Benjamin Moorhouse, a farm waggoner, and his wife Sarah. Alfred was born at Kiddemore Green in 1892. In 1901 he lived with his family at Oakley on the road between Brewood and Bishopswood. By 1911 he was a Private in the Depot Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment at Whittington Barracks, Lichfield.

Alfred subsequently served with the 1st Battalion of the South Staffords. The battalion was in South Africa at the outbreak of war but returned home straight away. Alfred arrived in Belgium on 4th October, 1914. He went missing on 7th November 1914 (while his Division was engaged in the Battle of Ypres) and he was subsequently presumed dead. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Private Alfred Thomas Moorhouse, 8929, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals and the 1914 Star with clasp.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.