Moore, John L., Pte.
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 31 May 1917, p. 2, column 4
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MEMORIAL SERVICE - PTE. JOHN. L.
Impressive Service in the Methodist
Church Last Sunday Morning
The memorial service in the Methodist Church last Sunday morning in tribute to the memory of Pte. John L. Moore, who was an official member of the church, was very largely attended. The service was a most impressive one and honored this intrepid young man who made the supreme sacrifice for his country and the cause of right.
Rev. Mr. Avison, the pastor, preached an able and appropriate sermon from Heb. 11:13, "These all died in faith." The discourse gave vivid and logical reasons for the way, showed our duty as citizens, and paid a high eulogy to the soldiers who are fighting to secure peace and equity for the world and the protection of the weak. Tender words of appreciation of the clean life and Christian aspirations of the deceased, and sympathy for the bereaved parents in the loss of their only son, were spoken.
H. P. Moore, J.P., who had been Pte. Moore's employer for four years, and his Sunday School Superintendent from infancy, also spoke of his sterling character and decision for a life of usefulness in Christian activity.
Rev. Dr. T. Albert Moore, of Toronto, Secretary of the Army and Navy Board of the Methodist Church, added in a brief address much of interest and comfort to the parents and friends of the soldiers, with whom his duties brought him into close contact. His remarks to the Boy Scouts, who attended in a body under command of Scoutmaster Sergt. Harwood, were timely and calculated to impress the boys with a high sense of life's aims.
The King's Orderlies Bible Class, of which Pte. Moore was for some time the President, and Hon. President at the time of his death, also attended in a body.
Special music was provided by the choir and Miss Bertie Smith sang: "He'll wipe the tear from every eye." The service concluded with the "Dead March in Saul."
Of the twenty-two soldiers who have enlisted from this church and Sunday School Pte. John L. Moore is the third who has made the supreme sacrifice.
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