ARTHUR MOORE 

Rank: Private
Service Number: T/286098.
Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps Died of wounds Saturday 1st May 1943 Age 41County Memorial Crewe
Commemorated\Buried DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY
Grave\Panel Ref: Block F. Grave 367.
South Africa

Born in 1902 Arthur was the son of Charles and Rebecca Moore of Crewe Green. The 1911 census shows Arthur age 9 at school. His father Charles was a police constable with the Cheshire Constabulary. Arthur had two older siblings William 16 in 1911, working as an apprentice joiner and John Griffiths 14, working as an apprentice butcher. The census also shows that Charles and Rebecca had five children two of which had sadly died.

Arthur married Doris Amelia Warren in the 3rd quarter of 1926, they had one child, Norma Joan born in the 4th quarter of 1937.

The 1939 register shows only one Arthur Moore living at Rose Tree Cottage, Crewe Green and working as a bus conductor. (Research is continuing to ascertain if this is the correct person.) However, it is known that Arthur and Doris also lived in Ludford Street.

Arthur joined the Royal Army Service Corps and was attached to the Northumberland Hussars. During the war they would see action in North Africa, Greece, Middle East, Sicily and then in North West Europe.

It is believed that during the North African campaign Arthur was wounded and transferred by hospital ship to south Africa where he passed away.

Cheshire County Memorial Project would like thank Graham Dyde, Grandson of Arthur for the picture and supporting information.



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