Samuel Moody

Mar 4, 1886

Born in Northern Ireland


Nov 3, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario

Ø  Number 59668 (temporary number 96)

Ø  Next of kin given as David Moody, father, Fulford Place, Brockville, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Gardener

Ø  Previous military experience given as 4 years in the 41st Regiment, Brockville Rifles

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Assigned to “A” Company

The battalion trained in the Kingston area through the winter with headquarters in the Kingston Armouries


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


May 20, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days detention and forfeited 5 days pay

for being AWL (Absent Without Leave)


May 24, 1915

Released from detention


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Oct 15, 1915

Sentenced to 1 day Field Punishment #2 for falling out of parade without permission


Apr 2, 1916

While in the N & O trenches near Voormezeele, Belgium the battalion came under a trench mortar attack and Private Moody received shrapnel wounds to his scalp, face, chest and neck.  He was initially treated by the Medical Officer at the Regimental Aid Post


Apr 3, 1916

He was evacuated to the No. 1 Field Ambulance and transferred immediately to the No. 8 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for treatment.  Because of the severity of the wounds, he was transported later in the day by the No. 5 Ambulance Train and admitted to the No. 13 General Hospital in Boulogne, France


Apr 9, 1916

Listed as dangerously ill


Apr 11, 1916

Private Samuel Moody died in hospital at 8.30 pm and was buried in the nearby Boulogne Eastern Cemetery


(note the incorrect date of death.  CWGC has been notified)

Following the war the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny) and Scroll were sent to his father, David Moody, Box 382, Fulford Place, Brockville, Ontario

The Memorial Cross was sent to his mother, Mrs. Mary Moody, at the same address

Following his death the family received the letter below


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