Lieutenant Dacre William Moore

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps
Date published: 28/07/1916
Killed in action: Yes
Date of death: 11/06/1916
Age at death: 23
Cemetery: Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Plot: B. 31.
Information: Lieutenant Dacre William Moore, Machine Gun Corps, elder son of the Bishop of Kilmore, was killed in action in France on June 11th, 1916, in his 23rd year. He was educated at Pocklington School, Yorks, and Trinity College, Dublin, where he was 1st Honours man in Mathematics, and was about to enter the Divinity School when war broke out, but at once offered his services and was gazetted to the 15th Batt. Royal Irish Rifles (Ulster Division). He went to the front in October, 1915, was subsequently transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, and was in charge of the machine guns in the front trench when he fell. His brother, Lieut. E. D. Moore, an engineering student of T.C.D., was dangerously wounded in Gallipoli in June, 1915, and is now serving in France with the Royal Engineers.