Samuel Johnston Moore

RankSecond Lieutenant
MedalsBritish War Medal, Victory Medal
RegimentRoyal Scots Fusiliers 5th Battalion
Military Service

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
Circumstances of Death

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.

CWGC Information

Son of Mary Govine Moore, of 7, Park Circus, Ayr, and the late Andrew Moore.


Andrew Moore (c1851-1911) & Mary G Campbell (1867-1938)

Father's Occupation

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HMS Conway, training ship 1908 (enrolled 22nd January 1908, withdrawn 27th January 1908 due to home sickness)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

1901 Census

7 Park Circus, Ayr

1911 Census

7 Park Circus, Ayr

Home Address

7 Park Circus, Ayr

Glasgow NecropolisCompartment Epsilon Lair 639
Other Memorials

Scottish National War Memorial

Acknowledgements and Sources

Much 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.

Back to top