Private John Moore


John Moore was born on 21 December 1886 at Bridge Street, Cavan, the third of six children of farmer and merchant William Irwin Moore and his wife Georgina Richards Moore (formerly Foster, nee Moore). By 1911 he was living at Lisdaran near Cavan with his widowed mother and two of his siblings and working on the family farm.

Moore enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Cavan on 17 January 1910 (No.457). He embarked for France with C Squadron on 20 August 1914, seeing action on the retreat from Mons and Advance to the Aisne.

When Moore's term of service ended he chose to leave the army. He left France and on 16 January 1916 was discharged at Antrim as 'time expired'. His record of service was marked as 'very good'.