Moore, Catherwood (No. 13627)

Moore, Catherwood  

Private

No. 13627, 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers

Died in service on Tuesday 31 July 1917 (aged 23)

No known grave

Commemorated:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium (Panel 19 and 33)

BIOGRAPHY

Catherwood Moore was born on 20 October 1893 in the townland of Herdstown, Donaghadee and he was a son of William and Mary Moore (nee Gaw) who were married on 29 April 1890 in Ballycopeland Presbyterian Church.  William Moore from Herdstown was a son of Samuel Moore, a farmer.  Mary Gaw from Herdstown was a daughter of Robert Gaw, a railway servant.

The Moore family lived in Castle Square, Bangor.

William Moore worked as a railway labourer, Mary worked as a charwoman and they had at least nine children:

Robert (born 18 November 1889)

Samuel (born 2 October 1891 in Herdstown)

Catherwood (born 20 October 1893 in Herdstown)

Maggie Agnes (born 11 December 1896 in Herdstown)

Isabella (born 5 May 1899 in Moat Street, Donaghadee)

Alexander (born 22 April 1902 in Castle Square, Bangor)

Ada Henrietta Borlase (born 19 April 1904 in Castlemount, Bangor)

Helen Janetta Dodd (born 22 December 1906 in Cottown)

William (born 29 June 1909 in Hogstown)

Samuel, Catherwood, Maggie Agnes, Isabella and Helen Georgina were baptised in Shore Street Presbyterian Church Donaghadee.

Catherwood Moore worked as a farm labourer and in 1911 he was employed by Sarah Jane Kerr, a widow who farmed in the townland of Ballycrochan.  Catherwood moved to Scotland where he lived in Stevenston, Ayrshire.  He enlisted in Kilwinning, Ayrshire and served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Private Catherwood Moore (No. 13627) was 23 when he died in service on 31 July 1917.  His brother Samuel served with the Royal Irish Rifles (No. 7369).

Private Catherwood Moore (No. 13627) has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium.