Promoted Lance-Sergeant on April 9, 1917 after Lance-Sergeant Sifton was killed.
Another Added to Strathroy’s Honored Dead
Sergeant Edward T. Moore lays Down His Life in the World’s Struggle – Had Served in France for Over a Year – Memorial Service Next Sunday
Another Strathroy boy has made the supreme sacrifice for the honor and safety of the Empire and world democracy. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Moore of Caradoc Street, received official notification on Tuesday that their son Sergeant Edward T. Moore, had been killed in action somewhere in France, on April 4th. No particulars were given in the sad laconic message.
Sergt. Moore was a native of Lobo township, and resided in Strathroy for many years, before his removal to London. He was a Sergt.-Major in the old 26th Middlesex Battalion and when a county battalion was formed or overseas service, Sergt. Moore promptly volunteered and crossed over with the “Price of Middlesex”. After the battalion was broken up in England, Sergt. Moore reverted to the ranks in order to get over to France and do his bit in the fighting. By his good work on the field, he soon won back his stripes. He had served for upwards of a year and a half on the western front and for sometime had been attached to the “Fighting Eighteenth”.
Besides his parents, he leaves his wife, (nee Mary Elizabeth Benstead), daughter of Tom Benstead of this town, and one sister, Mrs Ambrose Neff of Lobo township.
A memorial service to commemorate his devotion and sacrifice for the cause of democracy and world freedom will be held next Sunday evening in the Church of St John the Evangelist.
Source: Strathroy Age; 18, April 1918
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