DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division
10th Infantry Brigade
47th Battalion - West Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 654064
RESIDENCE: Goderich – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: February 26, 1888
Kent - England
DATE OF DEATH: August 10, 1918 30 years 5 months
MEMORIAL: Vimy Memorial – Vimy
Pas de Calais - France
WIFE: Mrs. Miriam Moore – Goderich - Ontario
Occupation: Tinsmith Religion: Church of England
Enlistment: Goderich – November 25, 1915 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 27 years 9 months
The 161st departed Canada as a unit and arrived overseas in England on November 11, 1916. On March 8, 1918, he transferred to the 47th Battalion went overseas into France and joined his unit in the field on March 14, 1918.
He was slightly wounded on July 23, 1918 and returned to his unit and duty on July 29, 1918. Less than two weeks later he would fall in battle.
Private Moore was killed in action whilst advancing with his Company during the attack north west of Fourquescourt. He was struck by enemy machine gun fire in the head and heart and he died instantly.
As the advance went in the 47th Battalion was in support directly behind the 44th Battalion.
“A” & “C” Companies were in assault positions right and left with “B” & “D” Companies supporting them.
The advance began to move at 10:15 am and immediately there was a heavy enemy artillery barrage and as the advance continued forward they then came under heavy enemy machine-gun fire from an old trench system covered with long grass and heavily wired and at this point the advance was stalled. They were situated 1,000 yards west of Fouquescourt.
“A” Company then advanced, made contact with the enemy and engaged their machine guns. The 44th Battalion supported “A” Company who then rushed the village and set up defensive lines.
“C” Company was itself engaged with enemy machine-gun fire and nests and they leap-frogged the 44th Battalion and continued their advance until they were forced to stop by heavy enemy enfilade fire.
The enemy was holding out and the 47th Battalion at this point consolidated Memalars Trench.