John Alexander Buchanan Moore

Nov 17, 1892

Born in Glasgow, Scotland


Jun 3, 1911

Embarked the SS Scotian in Glasgow



Jun 11, 1911

Disembarked in Montreal, Quebec and proceeded to Cobourg, Ontario


Nov 6, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59670 (temporary number 783)

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Jane Moore, mother, Manchester, England

Ø  Previous occupation given as Labourer

o   Later noted as Lineman

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø  Posted to “G” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

o   He later was posted to the Sniper Section

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


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


Aug 21, 1915

Sentenced to 14 days Detention for misconduct and for being drunk


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

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


Dec 3, 1916

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 15, 1917

Granted 10 days leave


Aug 25, 1917

Rejoined the battalion from leave


Nov 20, 1917

While the battalion was resting in Camblain L’Abbe, France, Private Moore suffered the effects of gas poisoning and was admitted to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 22 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station


Nov 28, 1917

Transferred to the No. 23 Casualty Clearing Station


Dec 24, 1917

Transferred via the No. 17 AT (Ambulance Train) and admitted to the No. 4 General Hospital in Camiers, France


Dec 31, 1917

Invalided to England aboard the Hospital Ship Princess Elizabeth


On arrival in England, he was admitted to the Norfolk War Hospital in Thorpe, Norwich

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) for pay purposes while in hospital


Feb 15, 1918

Transferred to the Canadian Military Convalescent Hospital in Woodcote Park, Epsom


Mar 11, 1918

Attached to the 3rd CCD (Canadian Command Depot) to continue his recovery


Jun 5, 1918

Sentenced to 168 hours Detention and forfeited $9.70 for being drunk


Jul 18, 1918

Discharged from hospital care and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Sep 4, 1918

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 5, 1918

Arrived at the CIBD (Canadian Infantry Base Depot) in Etaples, France and TOS (Taken On Strength) the 21st Battalion


Sep 9, 1918

After leaving the base depot, he joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Aubin St. Vaast, France


Sep 11, 1918

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Moore rejoined the 21st Battalion as part of a draft of 50 reinforcements.  The battalion was being held in Division Reserve for the Drocourt-Queant Line west of Cagnicourt, France


Dec 13, 1918

The 21st Battalion led the 4th Brigade across the Bonn Bridge to enter Germany as part of the Occupying Force.  On entering Germany, the battalion proceeded to billets in Seigburg



Apr 3, 1919

Embarked the Western Australia in Havre, France


On arrival in England, he was attached to “P” Wing in Witley pending return to Canada


May 14, 1919

Embarked the SS Caronia in Liverpool



May 22, 1919

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotian and proceeded to Kingston, Ontario by train


May 24, 1919

Discharged from the CEF in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Rank on discharge Private

Ø  War Service Badge Class “A” issued number 277349

Ø  Proposed residence on discharge Millbrook, Ontario


Following his discharge, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at 189 Hunter St., Peterborough, Ontario


Oct 16, 1967

John Alexander Buchanan Moore died while a patient in the Greater Niagara General Hospital, Niagara Falls, Ontario and was buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls.



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