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.

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore was born in Brewood in 1882. He was the son of Thomas Moore, a hawker, and his wife Eliza. In 1891 the family lived in Bargate Cottages and in 1901 at The Pavement. In 1901 Thomas junior was still living in Brewood where he worked as an 'ordinary labourer' but by 1911 (after his marriage to Elizabeth and the birth of three children) he had moved to High Offley where he worked as a boat man.

Thomas volunteered for the Army in January 1915, joining the Grenadier Guards. He went to France in October 1915 and joined the 3rd Battalion. The Guards Division (of which the 3rd Grenadier Guards was a part) saw action at Flers-Courcelette and Morval on the Somme in 1916 and during the Retreat to the Hindenburg Line in March and April 1917. Thomas was killed in action on 31st July 1917 during the Battle of Pilkem Ridge, a phase of the Third Battle of Ypres. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.

Guardsman Thomas Moore, 22002, was awarded the Victory and British War Medal and the 1915 Star.

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.