14557 PRIVATE GEORGE MOORE
8/9th Bn Royal Irish Rifles
No Known Grave. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval. Panel 10.
In March 1915 George had been in the trenches for two days when he got frost-bite in both feet and had to be taken to hospital. He soon recovered from this and arrived back with his unit a few weeks later. In July he was injured in the knee and also had a bullet through the shoulder. This took longer to heal and another stay in hospital was necessary. By the time he had recovered from these injuries winter had set in and again the cold was intense. In early 1917 he was again in the trenches and was in the trenches almost continuously until September, when he was sent home on leave. This was to be the last time he would see his family. In the heavy fighting which took place in the Battle of Cambrai, George was killed. He was reported by Private Rooney to be lying in a shell hole at Cambrai, on 23rd November 1917, badly wounded. He was officially reported missing in January 1918. There is no known grave and he is com- memorated on the Cambrai Memorial at Louverval. Soon after being notified of George's death, his father, Mr. William H. Moore, of Balnamore, underwent an opeation and failed to recover.