war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper

Service Record Notes


Short Service Attestation of
No. 7081 – John Henry Mores – Royal Lancaster Regt.

Born; St. Paul’s, Walkden, Lancashire
Age 18 years-4 months
Occ. Electrician.

Previously served in the Lancashire Fusiliers
Enlisted 24, April 1902 at Manchester
Awarded 3 good conduct badges.

Next of kin wife, Charlotte L. A. Mores, 124, Clarendon Place, Dover
married Charlotte Lucia Annabella Theresa Higton, widow, at Christchurch Dover on 22 October 1914

Children. Minnie Theresa Higton born 25 January 1908 at Colchester
(John Hector Higton married Charlotte Lucia A. T. Skladnikiewicz at Colchester June quarter 1907)

Wounded in action Gallipoli 10 August 1915
Now reported wounded and missing Gallipoli 25 October 1915- Dead
Died on or since 10 August 1915

All personal property to be dispatched to Mrs C. Mores, 124, Clarendon Place, Dover.

Ex. Force 13/6/15 to 10/8/15.


Mrs C. Mores, 124, Clarendon Place, Dover, Kent

12 September 1915

Sir, having again a notice on the 8th of this month stating that my husband 7081 Coy. Sgt. Major Mores of 6th Service Batt. The Kings Own Regiment was wounded in action the 10th of August. I would be ever grateful if you could let me know the time of his wound as I have not heard from him for a month and I feel very upset. Could you also let me know where he is and the name of the hospital so that I could write to him. Trusting you will favour me with an early reply. I remain Sir yours obediently (Mrs) C. Mores.

C. Mores, 124, Clarendon Place, Dover, Kent 25 March 1916

Sir, in reference to your letter dated --1916 concerning my husband 7081 – Coy, Sgt. Major Mores can you give me any further information regards his where about as I have not received an answer which I sent to the office on that date as I do feel very anxious would you kindly let me have an answer as soon as possible.

I remain Sir yours respectfully (Mrs C Mores)

Express 29 November 1918. Page 3
Funeral of Mrs. C. Mores

The funeral took place on Wednesday last week at St. James Cemetery, of Mrs C. A. T. Mores, widow of the late Company Sergeant Major Mores of the Kings Own Regiment, who was reported wounded and missing and subsequently as killed three years ago ----- ---- died from pneumonia following fever ------ ------ -----

The Rev. T. B. Watkins was the officiating clergyman. The mourners present were Mrs Hamlet (mother), Mrs Hill (sister)Sergt. Hill, Kings Own Regiment (brother-in-law), and Mrs Johnson. Floral tributes were sent from her little daughter, Queenie, her broken hearted mum; Nell, Queenie and Tiny; Mavis, Pat, Doreen, Carlton and Winifred; her fellow workers at the R.G.A Record Office; Lance-Corp Guest, Kings Own Regiment, and Mrs Guest; Mrs Wilsher and family; Mrs Martin and Ethel; two Alexander nurses, S—and S.H.A; Mrs Stephens, Mrs Hamilton and family; Mrs Atkins and family (104 Clarendon Place); Mr and Mrs Heath and family; Doris James; Mrs Pascall and family; W. Andrews and Mrs Chandler; Mrs Egglesden and family, Mrs Eiden and family, Mrs Cissie Edgley; Mrs Johnson ; and Mrs Wilson. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. B. J. Andrews, of New Street.

124 Clarendon Place, Dover.

Sir, with reference to your enclosed letter I received today. I beg to inform you that my late sister C. L. A. T. Mores widow of the late 7018 C.S.M. Mores, Kings Own Regiment died in my house last November the 15th and the next of kin is their daughter who is in Jersey as it w ------ ----- ----- I trust I have fully explained about the next of kin. I’m Mrs Mores' sister, that’s why I am answering as she gave me instructions before she died to open all letters addressed to her if any came.

I remain Sir
Yours respectfully

(Mrs) A. Hill.

1st Batt. The Kings Own (R.L.)


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