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R E M E M B E R I N G . . . . . . Ernest Moorse died 25.08.1918 13th Battalion Rifle Brigade


      R E M E M B E R I N G . . .

On Tuesday 28th August at 6pm the bell ringers of St John's will commemorate the life of:


                  Ernest MOORSE died 25.08.1918  13th Battalion Rifle Brigade                         

The 13th Battalion had been in France and Flanders since July 1915 and were in action in all the major battles from Loos in September 1915, through the Somme offensive of 1916, and then the Battles of Arras, Passchendaele and Cambrai in 1917. During the all-out German offensive in the spring of 1918 they were in action again over the old battlefields of the Somme.

We don't know when Rifleman Moorse joined the 13th Battalion but at the time of his death they were involved in the massive Allied offensive to retake the ground yielded to the Germans in the spring. His grave reference in Mory Abbey Military Cemetery indicates that he had fallen on the battlefield between St Leger and Bapaume. He was 37 years old when he died.








 The 1911 Census shows that he was born in Stowell and was employed as a farm groom. At the time of his death, his parents, Thomas and Ann Moorse, lived at Milborne Wick.

Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) July Update

First, thanks to all of you who took the trouble to respond to the County Council’s proposals for the future of our Library, by completing the Consultation Questionnaire. It is an anxious time as we await the County’s decisions. But – Summer is approaching with several positive and cheerful events in prospect.


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Art for Memory



Funded by the National Lottery and run by Arts Link Fizz! Our free Art for Memory class is for people experiencing early stages of memory loss,whatever the reason.

Run by an experienced tutor, each week new creative skills are enjoyed including different methods of printmaking, watercolour painting, clay work and collage. Painting to music is a regular favourite and as just as important as the art activity itself, we always have time for tea, coffee, biscuitsand a jolly good chat!


Tuesday 10 am – 12 noon The Camelot Room, Milborne Port Village Hall

For more information and to book your place please contact Kate Osman at ArtsLink 01935 815899

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