12 may 1914
7 september 1914
25 april 1915
Given a commission as Second Lieutenant in the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Volunteered for overseas service on the outbreak of war
Proceeded to France
Killed in action near Hill 60
Colonel Carden , who was killed shortly afterwards , wrote :
' He was the most popular officer in the Regiment and the best at his work."
One of his men wrote :
' You were asking about Mr. Moir, he was the finest officer in the Battalion, everybody liked him.
When he fell he was leading us. I have been to his grave, it is behind the firing trench.
Everyone of us miss him. We have had other officers, but none like him.
All he thought of was his men."
Date of Death:
Marital status :
13 may 1915 at Frezenberg
Son of William and Ann Mary Moore, of 44, Loughborough Rd., Quorn, Loughborough.
Bedford House Cemetery Enclosure 4
Plot III , Row C , Stone 4
* He had been detailed as "Pack leader" to take the horses out of the firing line, but he swapped places with another so that he could remain with his brother, "Billy", a decision that cost him his life