Samuel Johnston Moore

Second Lieutenant
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Royal Scots Fusiliers 5th Battalion
Moore enlisted in 5th Royal Scots Fusiliers (private 9691) at an unknown date and was gazetted probationary Second Lieutenant 19th December 1916. He was posted to the 6/7th Battalion (45th Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Division) on 5th March 1917 and joined ‘C’ Company. The battalion was in the line near Arras but things were quiet and Moore was the first man to become a casualty in the 12 days since he joined.
29th March 1893, Glasgow
Death18th March 1917
Died of wounds. The War Diary simply says 2/Lieut. S J Moore wounded under 17th March, and on the 18th the phrase 2/Lieut S J Moore died of wounds is squeezed in between 2 lines.
BurialAubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, V. A. 37
‘All that he had he gave’ was chosen by his mother to be engraved on his headstone.
Son of Mary Govine Moore, of 7, Park Circus, Ayr, and the late Andrew Moore.
Andrew Moore (c1851-1911) & Mary G Campbell (1867-1938)
Andrew Moore & Co, Muslin & Calico Printers, 67 West Nile Street, Glasgow
Mary J (1891- 1970), Jane F C (1896-1897), Andrew (c1899-1983)
Ayr Academy HMS Conway, training ship 1908 (enrolled 22nd January 1908, withdrawn 27th January 1908 due to home sickness)
Clerk in stockbrokers
7 Park Circus, Ayr
7 Park Circus, Ayr
7 Park Circus, Ayr
Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 639
Scottish National War Memorial
Acknowledgements and SourcesMuch of the information on which this profile is based is drawn from various internet sources which are listed below.  The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis also wish to make full acknowledgement and thanks for the permitted use of any information or images generously supplied specifically for exhibition, publication or display in connection with The Roll of Honour and accompanying profiles to Ancestry, and Find my past. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Family Search Scotlands People The Long, Long Trail The Scottish War Memorials Project


Compiled by Morag Fyfe, Historical and Genealogical Researcher for The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis.

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