3216 RIFLEMAN WILLIAM MOORE
2nd Bn Royal Irish Rifles
Interred in Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St-Eloi. Plot 1, Row F, Grave 25
William was born in Liscolman around 1884 and spent much of his early life there. He was eight years older than his brother Robert but both boys went to live in Port Glasgow, in Scotland. As was common practice at the time, William prob- ably went to Scotland in search of work. The ship-building yards of the Clyde could provide steady employment most of the time and if that was slack then the farms of Southern Scotland could provide seasonal work. As a last resort there was always the coal mines. When war was declared William immediately enlisted. On being taken to France he was moved to the area around St. Eloi and it was here that he was killed in April 1916. Two other brothers, George and Tommy, also served, but survived.