Dave James More MC





Jun 28, 1893

Born at Carmyle Lanark Scotland


Nov 4, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Number 59673 (temporary number 493)

Ø      Next of kin given as Ellen More (mother) of 32 High St., Aylesburg Bucks, England

Ø      Previous occupation given as Mechanical Engineer

Ø      Previous military experience given as 2 years in the Glasgow Royal Engineers (Territorials)

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Given rank of Corporal

Ø      Assigned to “E” Company


Dec 4 1914

Promoted to Sgt


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama at Montreal Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked at Devonport England and proceeded to West Sandling Camp near Hythe, Kent


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in rank of Sgt


Aug 12, 1915

Declared to be sole supporter for widowed mother 

Ø      Mother’s Marriage Certificate and statement from the Congregational Minister at Aylesburg Bucks England were supplied


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked at Folkstone


Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked at Boulogne France


Oct 1, 1915

Pay Assignment of $25 per month made to Mrs Fred Sheppard of 46 Alfred St., Peterborough Ontario. 

Ø      It was noted that on March 6, 1917 it was requested that $425 be returned from the recipient


Jan 14, 1916

Admitted to No 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance) with burns to face from an accident with an unexploded enemy grenade


Jan 16, 1916

Admitted to the Divisional Rest Station at Godewaersvelde


Jan 22, 1916

Discharged to duty


Apr 3, 1916

Granted leave until April 11, 1916


Apr 11, 1916

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Jul 31, 1916

Granted Commission as Temp Lieut


Sep 15, 1916

Admitted to No 4 CFA and transferred to No 49 CCS (Casualty Clearing Station) with wounds to neck and chest and transferred to No 17 AT (Ambulance Transport)


Sep 16, 1916

Transferred to No 8 General Hospital Rouen


Sep 19, 1916

Arrived at Reinforcement Depot at Havre


Sep 21, 1916

Arrived at CBD (Canadian Base Depot) from hospital


Sep 30, 1916

Left CBD to join unit


Oct 10, 1916

Rejoined 21st Battalion from hospital


Nov 6, 1916

Granted leave until November 17, 1916


Nov 20, 1916

At duty from leave


Nov 23, 1916

Reported Sick


Nov 26, 1916

Admitted No 5 CFA with influenza


Dec 1, 1916

Discharged to duty


Mar 20, 1917

TOS 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Apr 16, 1917

Rejoined 21st Battalion from 2nd Entrenching Battalion


Sep 26, 1917

Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette #30308 for action at Hill 70 in August 1917


Citation reads

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on the enemy's trenches.  He led his men to the objective with great dash and gallantry, and when held up by wire, he ordered and supervised the cutting of it under heavy shell fire and machine gun fire.   His promptness in overcoming the obstacle and his dash in pressing on to the objective with his entire command saved many casualties and ensured the success of the operation

LG d/8-1-18

Granted 10 days leave


Oct 7, 1917

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Oct 29, 1917

To be Temp Capt as per London Gazette #30669


Nov 23, 1917

Proceeded to England to take Musketry Instructors Course at Hayling Island


Jan 2, 1918

Rejoined 21st Battalion from Musketry course


Jun 7, 1918

Proceeded to 3rd Army School on course


Jun 24, 1918

Retained and Attached to 3rd Army Infantry School for duty


Aug 2, 1918

Absorbed into the establishment of the 3rd Army Infantry School


Aug 5, 1918

Granted 14 days leave


Oct 24, 1918

Returned to Battalion from duty at 3rd Army School


Nov 4, 1918

Admitted to No 12 CFA with influenza


Nov 9, 1918

Transferred to No 1 CCS


Nov 11, 1918

Discharged to duty


Jan 16, 1919

Granted 14 days leave


Feb 4, 1919

Leave extended until February 11, 1919


Feb 14, 1919

Rejoined Battalion from leave


Apr 3, 1919

Proceeded to England


Apr 4, 1919

TOS “P” Wing at Witley pending return to Canada


May 5, 1919

Attended at Buckingham Palace and was presented with his Military Cross by King George V


May 13, 1919

Embarked the RMS Caronia at Liverpool for Canada


TOS MD#3, Kingston Ontario


May 22, 1919

Disembarked at Halifax Nova Scotia and entrained for Kingston Ontario


May 26, 1919

Discharged from the CEF at Kingston Ontario 

Ø      Proposed address on discharge – McLennan Alberta


Jan 24, 1923

British War Medal and Victory Medals sent to Box 301, Long Branch Ontario


Oct 20, 1952

Deceased at Lakefield Ontario 


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