Diamond War Memorial Project

Private Lindsay Moore

'B' Company, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Regimental Number 10900
Born: ---- Died: 1915-08-25 Aged: 25 Enlisted: Londonderry.

Name commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey. Name also listed on the Diamond War Memorial, and inscribed on St Columb’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland) Memorial to the men connected with that cathedral who died during the 1914-18 War.

Son of Andrew and Margaret Moore, 19, Albert Place, Londonderry.

Lindsay Moore’s mother, Margaret, received a letter from deceased’s brother, Private John Moore of the same battalion, written at the Dardanelles on August 28, 1915, conveying the sad news that his brother was killed in action. Mrs Moore also received a letter from Lieutenant and Adjutant C.H. Petherick, 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers at Gallipoli, stating that her son was killed defending his trench. He was shot through the head, and mercifully his death was instantaneous. ‘Our sympathies,’ the letter concluded, ‘are with you in your and our loss, as he and all the 5th Battalion have, indeed, proved themselves to be brave soldiers.’

Private Lindsay Moore was a well-known footballer in the city of Londonderry, being a player in the St Columb’s Court team. His mother’s second husband, John McVeigh, was also killed in action in France. He was in the 2nd Battalion of the Inniskillings.

The name of Lindsay Moore was read out at a memorial service held, in St Columb’s (Church of Ireland) Cathedral, Londonderry, on Sunday, July 30, 1916, to pay homage to the memory of the men of the city of Derry, who had died, or been presumed dead, during the second year of the First World War.

Lindsay and Ellen Moore, 6, Albert Place, signed the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant (September 1912) pledging resistance to Home Rule for Ireland.