George Herbert Moore




Feb 2, 1898

Born at Peterborough Ontario


Feb 4. 1916

Attested into the 93rd Battalion at Peterborough Ontario 

Ø      Number 195662

Ø      Next of kin given as Mr Wallace Moore (father) of 58 Maisonneuve Ave., Quebec, Quebec

o       Later changed to 55 St. Nazaire St., Quebec, Quebec

Ø      Previous occupation given as “Butcher”

o       Later recorded as “Messenger Boy”

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Baptist


Jul 15, 1916

Embarked the Empress of Britain at Halifax Nova Scotia for England



Jul 25, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England


Aug 29, 1916

Attached to the Brigade Signal Base for instruction


Sep 12, 1916

Ceases to be attached to Brig Sig Base and assigned to “B” Company


Oct 6, 1916

Posted to and TOS (Taken On Strength) 39th Battalion at West Sandling Camp


Nov 21, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) and TOS 21st Battalion from the 39th Battalion


Dec 1, 1916

Pay assignment of $20 per month made to his mother, Mrs. Bertha Francis Moore, 483 Albert St., Peterborough Ontario


Dec 3, 1916

Left CBD for the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Dec 6, 1916

Arrived at the 2nd Entrenching Battalion


 Dec 12, 1916

Left 2nd Entrenching Battalion and joined 21st Battalion in the field


Apr 9, 1917

Wounded at battle of Vimy Ridge and taken to Field Ambulance with a shrapnel wound to left eye and right ear and then transferred to No 13 Stationary Hospital Boulogne France


Apr 11, 1917

Admitted to No 13 Stationary Hospital at Boulogne France


Apr 20, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


posted to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) at Seaford 

Admitted to the Bradford War Hospital, Bradford England


May 16, 1917

Transferred to Canadian Convalescent Hospital, Hillingdon House, Uxbridge


Jun 1, 1917

Transferred to Duchess of Connaught Canadian Red Cross Hospital at Taplow Bucks 

Ø      Operated on for Acute Mastoiditis (infection of mastoid bone behind the ear)

Ø      Facial paralysis followed the surgery


Jun 12, 1917

Address for next of kin changed to 67 Morrow St., Peterborough Ontario.  This is the address that his British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to after the war.


Sep 12, 1917

Surgery on facial nerves to alleviate paralysis – only partially successful


Jul 5, 1918

Transferred to No 5 Canadian General Hospital, Kirkdale, Liverpool


Sep 24, 1918

Embarked for Canada


Oct 7, 1918

Disembarked in Canada


Oct 10, 1918

TOS MD#3 at Kingston and posted to Queen’s University Hospital (now the Kingston General Hospital) and admitted as a patient


Nov 9, 1918



Mar 20, 1919

Granted leave until April 3, 1919


May 25, 1919

Transferred to the Casualty Company


May 26, 1919

Medical Board at Queen’s University Hospital recommends that he be discharged from army as “Medically unfit with disability due to service”


May 28, 1919

Medical Board at Queen’s University Hospital shows 

Ø      Blind in left eye – permanent

Ø      Sees shadows only in right eye

Ø      Total loss of hearing in right ear - permanent

Ø      Marked paralysis of face 

Discharged from hospital to District Depot


May 29, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario


Mar 28, 1983

Deceased at North York Ontario 


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