Monday 21 March 2011

Private Percival Moore

Born on 21 June 1897 in Manchester, England - son of William and Elizabeth Moore, Carleton Place, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: trade as factory hand; single; currently a member of the Active Militia (no details provided); no previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 4 inches; chest of 35 inches fully expanded; weight of 125 pounds; medium complexion; brown eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Carleton Place, Ontario, on 4 January 1916 (number 787646) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - killed in action on 9 April 1917 - buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2 (grave 10.C.28), France.

(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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