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Albert Moore: Friday 2nd June 1916

Albert Moore enlisted in the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.) as Private 108397. He was killed taking part in the Battle of Mont Sorrel. He was initially reported missing, but on the 5 June at St Lawrence Camp, having been in the trenches at Maple Copse, for “official purposes he was presumed dead”. His denomination is given as Church of England, and it is stated he became a resident of Canada in 1914. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

His next of kin is given as Albert Matthew Moore and Laura Cornish Moore, of 64, Hendham Rd., Upper Tooting, London, England.

Albert Alexander was born in 1897, the son of Albert Matthew, a Tobacconist, and Laura Cornish Moore. In the 1901 census, the family were living in Devon and he had two sisters, Constance born 1898, and Mary born 1900. They also had a live-in domestic. By 1911, Albert, now an Actor, and Laura were living at 64, Hendham Rd with three children, Albert Alexander, and siblings Edward born 1904, and George Arthur born 1908. There is no mention of Constance and Mary, but they may be living with relatives. On the 17 April 1914 he departs Liverpool for Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the vessel Alsation. His age is given as 17 and his occupation is listed as a builder.

He attended Emmanuel School and is on their Roll of Honour, and is also commemorated on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.