Sunday 11 November 2012

Acting-Corporal (Private) Gordon Earl Moore

Born on 18 July 1895 in Springfield, Ontario - son of J.L. and Mabel Moore, Springfield, Ontario - brother of Private Kenneth Harold Moore, 38th Battalion, CEF - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address in Springfield, Ontario; trade as clerk; single; no current or previous military service; Methodist; height of 5 feet 7.5 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; dark complexion; hazel eyes; black hair.

Joined the 91st Battalion, CEF, in Springfield, Ontario, on 24 November 1915 (number 189772) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 20 or 21 August 1916 - died on 4 May 1917 of wounds received that day - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Acting-Corporal Moore's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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