Gunner, 1st Div. Ammunition Col, Canadian Field Artillery,
Service Number: 158649

who died on
Thursday, July 19, 1917
Age 19

Family Information:
Son of Solomon H. and Mary C."Rittenhouse" Moyer, of Vineland, Ontario

Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:
Panel Number: II. F. 7.

The Communal Cemetery was used by the British Forces (in succession to the French) from June, 1915, to August, 1917. The earlier burials were carried out by units and Field Ambulances, but in April 1917, the 7th Casualty Clearing Station began to use the cemetery. There are now nearly 1,000, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. The British Plots cover an area of 2,188 square metres.
Noeux-les-Mines is a town 6 kilometres south of Bethune on the main road to Arras. The Communal Cemetery is on the northern side of the town, on the southeast side of the road to Labourse.

Additional Information:
Claude Moyer enlisted in the Canadian Army on October 14, 1915 for the duration of the war and 6 months. On May 1, 1916 he embarked from Halifax, Nova Scotia on the H.M.T. 2810 Olympic, disembarking at Liverpool England on May 6, 1916 and taken on strength with the Reserve Brigade Canadian Field Artillery. He was then drafted to France on June 10, 1916 with the 1st Division Trench Mortar Battery. June 11, 1916, he was transferred to the 1st Divisional Ammunition Column attached to the Trench Mortar Battery. The 1st Divisional Ammunition Column handled the horses and wagons necessary to supply the ammunition for the trench mortar batteries as well as hauling water, coal, stores and forage for horses. On July 17, 1917, the column had moved to a new ammunition dump at Bully Grenay situated near L. Railway R, 11c with Major Cowley in charge. On July 18, 1917, the dump at Bully Grenay also called AIX Dump was shelled by hostile artillery. "One other rank was evacuated to hospital". This was Gnr. Claude Moyer who was "dangerously wounded' in the chest and evacuated to the 7th Casualty Station. The following day, July 19, 1917, he died of wounds received in action.

Commemorated on Page 298 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament, Ottawa.