JOE GORE 1893–1964

Military Med
Military Medal

Brother of Charles Gore

Born 7th Sept 1893 in Sevenoaks, Weald, Kent

Married in 1923 to Frances Mary Craggs at St Mary’s Church, Radcliffe on Trent.

Three children: Clifford born 1926, Doris born 1927 and Margaret born 1934

Died September 1964

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted 15 Feb 1896, father John

1901 Census

Parents John and Margaret, self-employed fish salesmen, living on Mount Pleasant, Radcliffe on Trent. Twin sister Mary Madeline 7 and brother Charles 3.

1911 Census

Fishmonger’s assistant along with his twin sister Mary 17, living with parents John, a fishmonger, and Margaret on Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent, brother Charles, sister Minnie 9.

Military Service

Rank: Corporal

Service Number: 71230

Military Unit: 10th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters, 51st Brigade, 17th (Northern) Division

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Sherwood Foresters records give several Service numbers: 4367 and 71230, also 4063075


10.5.18: Listed as ‘Wounded” on War Office Casualty list 5562

12.12.18: Synovitis right knee. To Casualty Clearing Station

19.12.18: Listed as ‘Wounded’ on War Office Casualty list 5752

There are no further service details for Joe Gore. He would have entered France at some point after January 1916. Forces War Records provide the following details about the 10th Bn, Sherwood Foresters:

10th (Service) Battalion
14.07.1915 Mobilised for war and then landed in France and engaged in various actions on the Western Front including;
Holding front lines in southern area of Ypres salient.
The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Delville Wood.
The First Battle of the Scarpe, The Second Battle of the Scarpe, The Capture of Roeux, The First Battle of Passchendaele, The Second Battle of Passchendaele.
The Battle of St Quentin, The Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Amiens, The Battle of Albert, The Battle of Bapaume, The Battle of Havrincourt, The Battle of Epehy, The Battle of Cambrai 1918, The pursuit to the Selle, The Battle of the Selle, The Battle of the Sambre.

Enlisted with early number 125130 on a regular engagement on 24.3.1919 when aged 25 years and 7 months and a groom by trade.

Discharged 31.3.1922 with good character.

Medals Awarded: Military Medal, British War and Victory.

Citation for Military Medal: 71230 Cpl. Gore, J., 10th Battalion. (Ratcliffe-on-Trent).Gazette issue 31338 page 6035 13th May 1919. 4063075. Supplement to the London Gazette, 14 May 1919. 6035

Note: although the Military Medal was similar to the Military Cross in that both were third level gallantry awards, details of the actions that led to the awards are only given for the MC in the London Gazette. There is no indication in the list of the date on which Gore’s actions in the field were deemed worthy of the award.

Military Personnel Address on 1918 Electoral Register

Main Road, Radcliffe on Trent

Other information

Father: John had property on Main Rd in 1910 (source: Land Registry). In 1920 he occupied grassland by Bailey Lane, Radcliffe on Trent

In 1914 according to newspaper article he was employed at Col. Birkin’s stable.

1921 Census

Address: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters, Mustapha, Egypt

Employment: Army forces overseas

1922 Electoral Register

Address: Station Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

Household: parents John and Ann Margaret

He is recorded on the Absent Voter list for 1922 as serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters.

1939 Register

Address: The Cottage, Ramsdale, Arnold, Notts.

Occupation: groom at Ramsdale House

Household: living with wife Frances born 5.3.1894 and son Clifford

Reasons for inclusion on Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived and worked in Radcliffe on Trent.