1708 RIFLEMAN ROBERT MOORE
1ST BN ROYAL IRISH RIFLES
No Known Grave. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
Robert had spent much of his early life around Liscolman where he had gone to school. He was a son of George and Annie Moore of Liscolman. After he got married he went to live in Port Glasgow with his wife ,Agnes. He had probably gone to Scotland in search of work. Farms in Scotland were much bigger than those in N. Ireland and could employ many more workers. When the seasonal work was over there was always the coal mines or the ship-building yards of the Clyde. When war was declared Robert couldn't wait and enlisted immediately. Training was soon taking place and early in 1915 he was taken to France where he was at once transferred to the front lines and the area around Bailleul. Much heavy fighting was taking place in this region. At this time the German Armies were attacking in great strength and the British were finding it difficult to defend their own lines and not be pushed back. It was during these attacks in May 1915 that Robert was killed. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Plugsteert Memorial. This memorial commem- orates 11,447 soldiers who have no known grave. Less than a year later his brother William was killed a few miles to the south at St. Eloi. Two other brothers, George and Tommy, also served, but survived.