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Walter Leslie Moore Rifleman F/40761 Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. February 18, 1918 Kentville, Nova Scotia June 17, 1940 Aldershot, Nova Scotia 22 5 feet, 6¼ inches Fair Blue Brown Married Labourer Baptist Estelle Moore (Wife) Kentville, Nova Scotia December 23, 1941 23 Sai Wan Memorial, Hong Kong, China Column 25 Commemorated on Page 39 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 31 Walter 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.
Walter Leslie Moore
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