Other names: Samuel
Locations in this story: Bourton, DorsetShaftesbury, DorsetSouth AfricaMaltaSturminster, Dorset
Story: Samuel Moores was born in Bourton, Dorset, on 21 Oct 1878 and baptised there on 10 Nov 1878 the son of Frederick Moores and Sarah Ann Moores (nee Baker). He lived his early life in Bourton. He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment in 1887 as a Private (Service No. 5407) and served in Malta and South Africa where he was awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal (with 5 Clasps) and the King's South Africa Medal (with 2 Clasps). He married Elizabeth Sarah Ellen Parsons in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 30 Jun 1907 and they went on to have two children. Samuel was discharged from the Army on 12 Sep 1909. He re-enlisted in WW1 and joined the Labour Corps as a Private (Service No. 364703) and served with the 807 Agricultural Company in the UK only. There are no medal records for this period. During the war period he registered his address as 6 Bimport, Shaftesbury, Dorset, (the address of his parents-in-law). Following the war he returned to Bourton where he was shown on the 1939 Register as living at Yew Tree Cottage, Bourton, Dorset, described as Army - Incapacitated. His death was registered at Sturminster, Dorset, in 1956 and he was buried at Bourton on 6 Sep 1956.