1914 Star & Bar (L.Cpl. 2/Rif. Brig.), B.W.M. Victory (2.Lieut.).
James George Moore. 2.Lieut. formerly Sergeant Bugler, Killed in a flying accident 5/7/1918.
M.M. L.G. 11/11/1916 2744 Sjt. Bugler (now 2nd. Lt.) Rif. Bde. M.I.D. 22/6/1916 & 9/4/1917.
With copy service papers and copy commission papers. Also an old photo of a pilot in his cockpit written 'James' on the reverse
Of 135 Church St. Monkwearmouth.
J.G. Moore is recorded as mentioned in depatches for Neuve Chapelle, 9/5/1915 as a result of the battalion attack and a German counter attack resulting in extended and bitter hand to hand fighting before the R.B. were overrun at 3 a.m. the following morning.
The Chronicle reports that when the Colonel arrived with the 'Queens' to relieve the 2nd. Battalion R.B. he had no battalion left to relieve. Not one company officer remained. The adjutant who had been lamed early in the day and a 2nd. Lieut along with less than 200 men were all that remained. Some 417 were officially recorded killed or wounded and 212 missing. "But of the missing, the greater number were missing for ever."
Commissioned and transferred to the R.F.C. 29/6/1917 from the rank of Sjt. Bugler. His papers record he enlisted in 1908 as a 14 year old band boy, Bandsman 1910, A/Corpl. 1914, promoted 'In the Field' (all on the same day) 14/3/1915 to t/Corpl. , Corpl., Sergeant, and Bugler Sergeant and discharged to commission 30/7/1916 into his own 2nd. R.B. (local papers record as commissioned in the field)
The Sunderland Echo of 8/7/1918 records 2.Lieut. Moore was killed in a flying accident at Salisbury Plain and recieved a military funeral at mere Knolls Cemetary, Sunderland.