Walter Leslie MooreRiflemanF/40761Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.February 18, 1918 Kentville, Nova Scotia June 17, 1940Aldershot, Nova Scotia 22 5 feet, 6¼ inchesFairBlueBrownMarriedLabourerBaptistEstelle Moore (Wife) Kentville, Nova ScotiaDecember 23, 194123Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, ChinaColumn 25Commemorated on Page 39 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 31Walter Leslie Moore was the son of Charles Henry Moore and Bertha Christina (Shay) Moore, of Kentville, Nova Scotia and the husband of Estelle Florence (Wheaton) Moore, of Kentville, Nova Scotia.He enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment at Aldershot, NS on June 17, 1940. Her transferred to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, on November 28, 1940. He served in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, and in Québec, and Hong Kong with Force C. He was missing and presumed killed in action during the defence of Hong Kong on December 23, 1941. 107 Canadian soldiers, most of whom were killed or died of wounds during the defence of Hong Kong, which took place from December 8th to December 25th, 1941 have no known graves. There are 107 grave markers inscribed “A Soldier of the 1939-1945” that contain unidentified remains. The names of the 107 Canadians are listed on the Sai Wan Memorial.
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