Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

Sign in to follow this  
Maricourt

Captain John Norris More

Recommended Posts

Maricourt

Good Evening, Forum Pals,

Captain John Norris More, 6th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, landed with the 53rd [Welsh] Division at Gallipoli on the 9th August, 1915 - survived and went on to fight with the Division in Palestine. He is the author of With Allenby's Crusaders [1923] and Dug Out Doggerels From Palestine. [c. 1926]. He was later attached to the RFC and has a LG entry - MiD - 5th June, 1919.

Despite writing one of the few memoirs about Palestine, I can find out little else about him apart from that he lived, at least for a short time, in the Harlech area of North Wales.

Any further information appreciated.

Regards ... Maricourt

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
IPT

There is a J.N. More, aged 13, born Highbury, on the 1901 census at school in Llanbedr, Merionethshire.

In 1911, John Noris More, a 23 year old land surveyor, born Parkhurst Rd, N. London, living at Bodendaf Carnarvon.

Married Gaynor Gabrielle Currey 6/6/29 Christ Church, Broadway, Middlesex.

Appears to be living in Waltham Holy Cross, Essex on the 1939 register, born 1888.

Relinquished commission due to ill health 1940.

Possible death 1st Qtr 1966, Worthing, Sussex.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BFBSM

Maricourt,

I have located the following:

Born abt 1888 in Highbury, London according to the 1901 Census in which he is shown to be a student at a school, Penralet(?), Llanbedr St Peter and Llandanwg St Tanwg, Merionethshire. He later appears in the 1911 census as a Land Surveyor boarding at Bodanay Carnavon, Caernarvonshire.

I believe appears in the Birth Register:

John Novis More

Registration Year: 1888

Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun

Registration district: Islington

Inferred County: London

Volume: 1b

Page: 263

And the Death Register:

Name: John N More

Birth Date: abt 1889

Date of Registration: Mar 1966

Age at Death: 77

Registration district: Worthing

Inferred County: Sussex

Volume: 5h

Page: 941

Obviously no guarantees on this being the correct person, but it is somewhere to start.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Old Owl

Hi Anne,

Hope you are keeping well.

I have found pretty much the same information as IPT and BFBSM, excepting that he was the son of William Henry More(Civil Servant) and Alice Bensley More of Tufnell Park, Islington.

His name is John Noris More rather than John Norris More.

As a matter of interest do you have many photos of 6th Bn officers?

Regards and Best Wishes,

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RaySearching

L/G entry's

6th (Carnarvonshire & Anglesey) Battalion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers;

The undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 2nd September, 1914: — Ivor Kynaston Watts-Jones (late Lieutenant, 4th (Denbighshire) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). William Clarke Hadoke. John Noris More. Thomas Miller Whittaker (late Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment) . David Edward Lawrence. James Douglas Porter. Charles Edward Shuter Dodd. Henry Thomas Finchett Maddock. Arthur Malcolm Trustram Eve.

6th (Carnarvonshire & Anglesey) Battalion, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Lieutenants Emrys H. Evans to be Captain. Dated 13th November, 1914
The undermentioned Second Lieutenants to be Lieutenants (temporary). Dated 13th November, 1914: William C. Hadoke. John N. More. Thomas M. -Whittak

MIC has the address Crown Lodge Harleck N Wales

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RaySearching

The following entry confirms John’s parents as posted by Robert in post 4

The register of Probate and Wills reads -- More Alice Bensley of Crown Lodge Harlech Merionethshire
(wife of William Henry More) died 23rd February 1927 Probate Bangor 5th May to John Novis More retired captain H.M.Army Effects £2465.18s.6p

Novis was John's mothers maiden name

Free BMD shows

Births Sep 1862
NOVIS Alice Bensley Norwich 4b 140

regards Ray

Edited 22 Feb 11.45

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BFBSM

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 On Ancestry has:

John Novis More of 10 Homefield Road, Worthing died 1 February 1966 at 42 St Botolph's Road Worthing Probate 31 March 1966 to Gaynor Gabrielle More Widow £3090

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
HarryBrook

Promoted Lieutenant [substantive] (temp. Capt.) 16.8.1915

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/29818/page/10864

Promoted Captain 21.7.1917

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/30193/supplement/7418

Brigade Major 15.10.1918 to 3.1.1919

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31253/supplement/3973

Mentioned in despatches, Egyptian Expeditionary Force

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31383/supplement/7179

Appointed Adjutant 6th Bn. R.W.F. 12.3.1920

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/31839/supplement/3753

Vacated the appointment of Adjutant, 6th Bn. R.W.F. 11.3.1923

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/32811/page/2517

Captain on the Territorial Army Reserve of Officers 8.7.1925

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33064/page/4533

Resigned his commission 10.3.1933

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33925/page/2119

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Maricourt

Many thanks to IPT, BFBSM [Mark], Old Owl [Robert], Raysearcher and Harry Brook for all the above information - very much appreciated and I will now have some leads to check out on the web. I will post any further information if found. His Harlech address is interesting - not far from where Robert Graves' family had a holiday home - I wonder if they knew each other!

With My Very Best Wishes ... Maricourt [Anne]

Robert ... Sending you a 6/RWF photo by usual way later this evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Old Owl

Many thanks Anne, I look forward to seeing the photo.

Robert

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chrysalid58

I am a very distant relative via his wife, Gaynor (nee Currey). I have nothing really to add other than the Currey's appear to be a rather accomplished family. A number

of them having achieved success in a variety of spheres. Thanks for this post as I am forever researching my family tree.    

 

Rachel 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...