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Sir John Moore
Birth: Nov. 13, 1761
Death: Jan. 16, 1809

British General. A native of Glasgow, Moore joined the British army in 1776, serving first in the American War of Independence. Returning to Scotland, he became a Member of Parliament. In 1787 he was promoted to Major and in 1791 served in Corsica and was wounded at Calvi. Following a posting to the West Indies, Moore was made Major-General. He then served in Ireland; unlike other British commanders, he did not condone atrocities against the republican rebels. Moore introduced important innovations in the military training of light infantry regiments. When a Napoleonic invasion seemed inevitable, Moore was put in charge of defending the English coasts, having Martello Towers built, this idea based on his experiences of similar defenses in Corsica. By now knighted and a Lieutenant General, Moore returned to service in the Mediterranean, in 1808 taking command of the British forces on the Iberian Peninsula. When Napoleon arrived with an army of 200,000 and took Madrid, Moore led a winter retreat north to A Coruņa, from where his troops could be evacuated, and it was during a French attack that he was struck by a cannon shot and mortally wounded. He was buried in the town's ramparts in a spot now laid out as the Xardin de San Carlos. Charles Wolfe's poem "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" is inscribed on a plaque in the garden. (bio by: Graham Fellows) 
 
Burial:
Xardin de San Carlos
A Coruņa
Provincia da La Coruņa
Galicia, Spain
 
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Originally Created by: Graham Fellows
Record added: Aug 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21171863
Sir John Moore
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Sir John Moore
Added by: Graham Fellows
 
Sir John Moore
Added by: Graham Fellows
 
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