Tuesday 22 March 2011

Private Thomas Arthur Moore

Born on 12 August 1897 in Perth, Ontario - son of James Moore, Perth, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as plumber; single; no current or previous military service; Church of England; height of 5 feet 7 inches; chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded; weight of 135 pounds; fresh complexion; blue eyes; brown hair.

Joined the 130th Battalion, CEF, in Perth, Ontario, on 6 November 1915 (number 787036) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 14 or 15 November 1916 - invalided sick to England on 14 May 1917 - later served with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, CEF.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), 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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