13 August 1915 Pte Arthur Moore died when his ship was struck by a torpedo

469 Pte Arthur Moore, 2/2 East Lancs FA, RAMC.

Resident at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley, Arthur was a weaver at Thompson's Mill, Trafalgar Street at the time of his enlistment into the Territorial Force. Also a member of the Burnley Lads Club, he enlisted into the RAMC (TF) (the 2/2nd EL FA ‘Callams Own') at Burnley barracks in mid-November 1914 and, after training in Colwall and Heathfield, Arthur embarked upon the HMT Royal Edward at Devonport on 30 July 1915. Bound for Gallipoli, the Royal Edward was struck by a torpedo from the UB-14 in the Aegean on 13 August 1915 and sunk. Arthur was one of the 77 men from Burnley on board who died that day and, having no grave but the sea, he is now commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.


13 August 1915

Research by David O'Mara