Malvern College First World War Casualty

Lieutenant William Henry Helme Moore

Photo of William Henry Helme Moore
House and time at Malvern: No 3, 1909 - 1914.

Regiment: Kings Royal Rifle Corps.
Died: 19 October 1915 aged 20 in France. Accidentally killed while training at Fleurbaix.
Cemetery: Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard Lavente I J 12

Son of Arthur Lewis Moore and Sara Chambers Moore, of "Hill Ree", The Warren, Radlett. Born in London, Sept 1st 1895.
Middle Shell—Science I. School Prefect.
Magdalen College, Oxford.
Great War, Lieutenant 10thKing's Royal Rifle Corps.

'He was killed accidentally at the Bombing School at Fleurbaix on October 19th. His Colonel wrote that he had been selected to go through this course as being one of his most promising young officers, and one who if called upon would never fail. A Sergeant of his platoon wrote of him: "The men thought the world of him, and given the chance would have followed him as their leader to the end, no matter what that end might be. I cannot find words to properly explain how the men and myself do feel." ' (Malvernian, Nov 1915).

'Apparently 2nd Lieut Moore was handling a G.S. Grenade and probably tapped it with his hand causing explosion. Moore killed and all others more or less seriously injured and suffering from shock and not in fit state to give any information.' (Telegram to A.A.G. 1st Army, 19th Oct 1915, from 20th Division).

There is a memorial to him at Christ Church, Roman Rd, Radlett, Hertsmere, Hertfordshire.

Service record:WO 339/31859