8th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
21/03/1918 (Killed in Action)
Michael Moore was the youngest son of William James and Catherine Moore. He was born on 10th October 1886 near Newmills. The 1901 census records Michael Moore as 14 years old. He had left school and was working as a flax machiner. Michael lived with the family in Drumey, Newmills, Tyrone. The 1911 census shows Michael as 24 years old. Michael was now a farm labourer. Michael still lived with the family in Drumey. Mick Moore enlisted in Londonderry with the 8th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Private Mick Moore was killed in action near Albert in France on the 21st March 1918.
Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.