Private Arthur Moore

Biography of Private Arthur Moore

Arthur Moore was born on the 18th December 1893 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, son of Arthur and Martha Moore from Bridgeton, Glasgow. His father was a Labourer and the family lived at 60 Mordaunt Street in Bridgeton, later moving to 224 Baltic Street, also in Bridgeton.

Arthur attended Woodside Higher Grade Public School in Glasgow, where he completed the two-year Junior Student’s Certificate course in 1911. Those who held the Junior Student’s Certificate were normally expected to enrol for teacher training, but Arthur chose not to apply for this immediately. Instead, came to the University of Glasgow in 1911 and studied for the broad based Ordinary Master of Arts Degree consisting of Latin, English, Moral Philosophy, Logic and Mathematics. He graduated on the 21st November 1914.

Arthur then resumed his preparations for a teaching career by taking a one-year postgraduate course at the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education, now the University of Strathclyde. He completed this on 15 October 1915 to qualify for the Teacher’s General Certificate, with an additional qualification to teach drawing in primary schools.

Arthur was a Private in the Royal Marine Light Infantry when he was killed at the Battle of Arras on the 28th April 1917, aged 23. He has no known grave and is commemorated on Bay 1 of the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Private Arthur Moore is remembered on the Roll of Honour of the Glasgow Provincial Committee for the Training of Teachers, and on the Glasgow Provincial Training College war memorial, located in the David Stow Building on the former Jordanhill Campus.


Private Arthur Moore
Rank: Private
Regiment: 2nd Bn. Royal Marine Light Infantry - 63rd Royal Navy Division
Degree: MA
Awards: N/A
Comments: Killed in action, 28 April 1917.
Note/Press Clipping: N/A
Photo ID: N/A


University of Glasgow Faculty, General Council and Registry records.

Biographical information: Records of the Glasgow Provincial Training College, forerunner of Jordanhill College of Education - now the University of Strathclyde). Information provided by Dr Anne Cameron, Archives Assistant, University of Strathclyde Archives.

Memorial Place: Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Find War Dead

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