MORES, Robert

Portrait de Robert Mores
Registration Nr.:    V 00403
Birthday:    09.03.1926, Koetschette
Father:    Pierre MORES
Mother:    Margeurite BECK
Service entry:    09.07.1945
Contingent:    1st & 2nd
Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1946)
                  Caporal (1948)
                  Sergent Titulaire (1952)
Death:    26.09.1952, in Chokko-Ri (Korea)


Having joined the Luxembourg Army on 9 July 1945, Robert was first attached to the Ist Battalion, stationed at the time in Bitburg, Germany. In July 1946, he was transferred to the Medical Corps.
Ranked Caporal, Robert volunteered for the first contingent in 1950. He was one of the rare soldiers who signed up for a second term in Korea. Thus, he kept on fighting alongside the second contingent in 1952. By then, he had already risen to the rank of a Sergent tit.

On 26 September 1952, during a Chinese mortar attack on ”King” hill, near Chokko-Ri, he was fatally injured while rushing to the rescue of some injured Luxembourgish soldiers of his section.

An official military funeral was held on 17 March 1953 in Luxembourg City to commemorate both Robert Mores and Roger Stütz. He lies buried in Rambrouch, alongside Royal Air Force pilots shot down during the Second World War.

“De Stupp, de Mores, dat war e Kolleg. E richtegen! Dat war e Frënd. Dat war zwar och en Sergant, mee dat war een vun deene Sergante mat deenens de konns schwätzen.”

René Weydert in an interview about Robert Mores, 14.5.2007. © Marmann/MNHM

“Aujourd’hui[,] journée néfaste pour notre peloton. Vers 1.30[,] notre position fut bombardée par les chinois. Mon bunker fut détruit ensevelissant Feinen et Drauden et blessant Simon. Le sgt Mores accourt et une autre bombe tombe tuant le sgt sur le coup. Alors le lt. et Feierstein sont venus pour retirer les 2 autres quand une nouvelle bombe tomba blessant les 2 sauveteurs. Feinen et Drauden furent finalement retirés.”

Gilbert Hauffels about the events on "King" hill in his personal diary, 29.9.1952. © Hauffels/MNHM