Sunday 20 March 2011

Private John Osborne Moore

Born on 8 January 1896 in Russell, Ontario - son of Henrietta Jane Moore, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as telegraph operator; single; no current or previous military service; Baptist; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; ruddy complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 (number 410820) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the Canadian Signal Pool, Canadian Engineers, CEF, as a Sapper on 8 March 1918.

(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)

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