Lawrence Benedict Moore

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
76th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
September 21st, 1916
Albert Communal Cemetery Extension - Somme, France - I.O.23.
Commemorated at: 
Sacred Heart Church (Paris), Paris Roman Catholic Cemetery Memorial Pillar
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Paris, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
Paris, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
Paris, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Religious denominations: 
Roman Catholic
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Circumstances of Casualty: Died of Wounds at No. 1 Canadian Field Ambulance.

BX September 28, 1916

A Paris Soldier Killed in Action – Private Lawrence Moore Paid the Supreme Price for His Country

PARIS, Sept. 28. – Still, another Paris born boy has made the supreme sacrifice. Yesterday morning Mr. J.J. Moore received the sad intelligence that his son, Pte. Lawrence Benedict Moore had been killed in action on Sept. 21. Private Moore enlisted with the Dufferin Rifles and went to Camp Niagara as a member of the 76th Battalion. On arrival overseas, he was transferred to the 1st Battalion and had been in the trenches for some time. He was born and educated in Paris and had a host of friends, who will regret to hear of his death. Besides his sorrowing parents, he leaves three brothers, and five sisters: Frank, of the 215th Battalion, and John, Harold, Katie, Mary, Bessie, Helen and Madeline, all at home.

BC December 16, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Moore of Paris Station, received the sad intelligence from the Militia Department at Ottawa, that their son, Pte. Lawrence Benedict Moore, had died from wounds received in action, in the First Canadian Field Ambulance, on Sept. 21st. Pte. Moore was born and educated in Paris, and was the second eldest son. He enlisted in the 38th Dufferin Rifles and went to Camp Niagara as a member of the 76th Battalion. Shortly after his arrival in England, he was transferred to the 1st Batt., and crossed over to France early last June. Besides his sorrowing parents, he leaves three brothers, Frank being in the 215th Batt., at Camp Niagara, and five sisters to whom the sympathy of the community will be extended in their bereavement. 

The late Private Moore was a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, and also an active worker of the Young Men's Society in connection with same. On Monday last the members of the latter organization had Requiem High Mass celebrated on behalf of their two deceased members – Private Lawrence Moore and Pte. Arthur Gibbons. Parents received word on Sept. 27th of his death, 1916.