Moore, John Ross

Moore, John Ross (John)

Second Lieutenant

3rd Battalion, Connaught Rangers attached

7th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers

Killed in action on Saturday 9 September 1916 (aged 20)

No known grave


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Thiepval Memorial, France (Pier and Face 15 A)


The death of Second Lieutenant John Ross Moore was reported in the County Down Spectator under the headline Newtownards Man Killed.

It was reported that John Ross Moore was the elder son of Samuel and Annie Moore (nee Ross, daughter of John Ross, Lurgan) and at the time of John’s death his father was manager of the Ulster Bank in Ballina, Co Mayo.  Before that, Samuel Moore had been pro-manager of the branch in Londonderry.  John Ross Moore’s grandfather had been a Unitarian minister in Newtownards.

John Ross Moore was born on 17 December 1895 at 1 Clifton Terrace, Belfast and after that the Moore family moved to Bangor where they lived in Ellensville.  In 1901 their address was Princetown Road, Bangor.

Samuel and Annie Moore (nee Ross) had three children including:

John Ross (born 17 December 1895 at 1 Clifton Terrace, Belfast)

Samuel (born 26 August 1897 in Ellensville, Bangor)

Second Lieutenant John Ross Moore served with the 3rd Battalion Connaught Rangers attached to the 7th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in 49th Brigade of the 16th (Irish) Division and he was 20 when he was killed in action at Ginchy on 9 September 1916.

Second Lieutenant John Ross Moore has no known grave and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial in France.