Moore, Hamilton (Hammy)
No. G/153, 1st Garrison Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles
Died of disease on Wednesday 3 October 1917 (aged 37)
Karachi 1914 – 1918 War Memorial, Pakistan
Newtownards and District War Memorial
Second Newtownards Presbyterian Church
Hamilton (Hammy) Moore was born on 16 May 1880 in William Street, Newtownards and he was a son of William John and Mary Moore (nee McBride) who were married on 29 July 1872 in Newtownards Parish Church of Ireland Church (St Mark’s). William John Moore, an Army Pensioner from East Street, Newtownards was a son of William John Moore, a labourer. Mary McBride from West Street, Newtownards was a daughter of Alexander McBride, a collier.
William John and Mary Moore (nee McBride) had at least four children:
William John (born 23 January 1874 in East Street, Newtownards)
Unnamed male (born 27 April 1876 in William Street, Newtownards; died)
Alexander (born 20 June 1877 in William Street, Newtownards)
Hamilton (born 16 May 1880 in William Street, Newtownards)
Hamilton Moore and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gunning McGimpsey were married on 3 June 1912 in Ballygilbert Presbyterian Church. Hamilton Moore, a tailor from 35 Victoria Avenue, Newtownards was a son of William John Moore, a soldier. Elizabeth Gunning McGimpsey from 35 Pound Street, Newtownards was a daughter of John McGimpsey, a blacksmith.
Hamilton and Lizzie Moore (Nee McGimpsey) had at least three children:
John McGimpsey (born 15 March 1913 in Pound Street, Newtownards)
Robert McGimpsey (born 5 September 1914 in Pound Street, Newtownards)
Hamilton (born 22 July 1916 in Pound Street, Newtownards; died of tubercular meningitis 30 April 1917)
At the time of Corporal Hammy Moore’s death, Elizabeth and their two surviving children were living at 37 Pound Street, Newtownards.
Corporal Hammy Moore (No. G/153) served with the 1st Garrison Battalion Royal Irish Rifles and he died of cholera at the Army Clothing Factory, Old Fort, Multan City, India. His widow Elizabeth placed a For King and Country notice in the 20 October 1917 edition of the Newtownards Chronicle and Hammy is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial and in Second Newtownards Presbyterian Church.