John (mainly known as Jack) was born in Wolverhampton in 1891, the son of Harriet Elizabeth and Edwin Moore. In 1901 they were living at 88 Bushbury Road, Wolverhampton, along with Jack’s brothers, William G., Harry, Walter and Albert, and sister, Leah. They were at the same address in 1911, but the only children living with their parents were Walter, Albert, Eric and Jack. By 1911, Jack was a tool fitter.
He enlisted as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment (number 2344), first serving in France from 5 March 1915. He died of wounds on 4 May 1915, and is buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord. Both the Express & Star (18 May 1915) and the Midland Counties Express (22 May 1915) carried the same article, stating that he had been taking food up to the trenches and was shot in the head. He subsequently died in hospital. The article also mentioned that his brothers were also serving – two in France, another in the Royal Engineers, and yet another in the Boy Scouts engaged on military duties. Jack is remembered on the Heath Park memorial.