MOORE, JAMES EMMETT 30116 Pte 1st Battalion 95th Brigade 5th Division

THE DUKE OF CORNWALL’S LIGHT INFANTRY

Born Liverpool Enlisted Chorley Living Leyland Died of Wounds France / Flanders 2nd July 1918 Formerly 17529 61st Training Reserve Battalion

Ref: ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 37.

Chorley Guardian and Leyland Hundred Advertiser Sat 3rd August 1918

Pte James Emmett Moore, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died of wounds in France on July 2nd, 1918. He was 19 years of age and worked at the Bleachworks.

James E. Moore’s name appears on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

St. Mary’s Memorial, Worden Lane, Leyland

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

James Emmett Moore is buried in the:-

AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE

Grave Ref: Plot III Row G Grave 12. Aged 19, the son of William and Agnes Maud Moore of 30 Herbert Street, Leyland.

Aire is an old fortified town on the north-eastern boundary of the Department of the Pas de Calais. It lies in the valley of the Lys, on the road and canal between St. Omer and Béthune. It is about 14 km south-south-east of St. Omer.

Note:- The 5th Division, of which the 1st Duke of Cornwall’s was a part, was fighting in XI Corps First Army at the time of the German breakthrough in early 1918. As the German advance was halted, and the Allies went on the offensive and subsequent to the ‘Battle of the Scherpenberg’, 29th April, the 5th Division fought the ‘Action of La Becque’ on the 28th of June: it seems likely that this is where James Emmett Moore received the wound from which he died July 2nd, 1918.

Moore, James Emmett. WE Waring 2003