Lloyd Elton Moore

Jul 29, 1899

Born in Bancroft, Ontario to Lewis Coleman and Rachel (nee Evans) Moore


Dec 23, 1916

Attested into the 254th Battalion CEF in Bancroft, Ontario

Ø  Number 1093196

Ø  Next of kin given as Mrs. Lewis Moore, mother, Bancroft, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Cook

Ø  No previous military experience given

Ø  Religion given as Presbyterian

The battalion trained in the Belleville area

Lloyd Moore lied about his age, stating that he had been born a year earlier, July 29, 1898


Jun 2, 1917

Embarked the SS Olympic in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jun 9, 1917

Disembarked in Liverpool, England and the battalion proceeded to Seaford where it was absorbed into the 6th Reserve Battalion to continue training


Sep 1, 1917

Transferred to the 21st Battalion


Sep 2, 1917

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


Sep 16, 1917

After leaving the base depot, Lloyd Moore joined the CC Rein C (Canadian Corps Reinforcement Camp) in Villers au Bois, France


Oct 14, 1917

After leaving the reinforcement camp, Private Moore joined the 21st Battalion in billets in Villers au Bois


Mar 4, 1918

While the 21st Battalion was occupying the front line trench south of Hill 70 near Lens, France, the Germans mounted a large scale attack in an attempt to regain lost ground.  The battalion suffered 44 men either killed or wounded while repelling the attack.  Private Moore received bruising wounds to his chest and left arm.  He was evacuated to the No. 6 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) for first aid before being transported to the No. 6 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) for further treatment


Mar 24, 1918

Private Moore recovered from his wounds and rejoined the 21st Battalion resting in the Hills Camp near Neuville St. Vaast, France


Aug 28, 1918

During the battalion’s advance on the Sensee River near Vis-en-Artois, France, Private Lloyd Moore was shot in the head just after crossing the riverbed.  He was buried in the Valley Cemetery near Vis-en-Artois

Following the war the British War Medal, Victory Medal (shown below), Plaque (Dead Man’s Penny), Scroll and Memorial Cross were sent to his family in Bancroft, Ontario

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Lloyd Moore is honoured on the Bancroft, Ontario War Memorial


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