Private William George Moore

Birth: August 10, 1892 in Braddan, Isle of Man, Great Britain
Death: August 9, 1916 in France
Service: WWI
Regimental Number: 628958

William George Moore enlisted in Vernon on June 12, 1915 giving his occupation as farmer. He named his father, Robert John Moore of Walberry Farm, Isle of Man, as his next of kin. No address was given in British Columbia for William Moore. He was a member of the active Militia, the 104th regiment which was stationed in New Westminster.

On enlistment, William joined the 47th Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and embarked for England on board the SS Missanabie arriving on November 23, 1915. He was hospitalized for influenza in December of that year. He was transferred to the 29th Battalion on departure for France. William arrived on April 16, 1916 and was killed in action August 6, 1916. He bequeathed his personal estate to his mother Eliza Jane Moore of Walberry Farm, Braddan, Isle of Man. She also received the memorial cross from the Canadian government while his father Robert John Moore received the plaque and scroll.

Note: Despite extensive research it is impossible to know, for certain, if this entry is the correct William George Moore. There is no definite connection with Richmond stated on the attestation papers. There were many victims of World War I called Moore, which makes research difficult.

History of the Road Name (Moore Road):

  • Name suggested by letter from R.C. Palmer, City Clerk, to Reeve and Council dated November 17, 1954 (Street Naming File 4741- 1950-1955)
  • Council Resolution to adopt road name: Council Meeting of December 6, 1954, res. 935, pg. 611