Colborne Legion President John Ton and 2nd Vice-President Bill Chisholm were on hand today to receive a donation of a Silver Cross. Lucia Herwig presented the medal on behalf of the estate of the late Comrade Lucille Moore Ferguson. Ms Ferguson was the niece of Private Earl Chancey Moore (top right) who died at Vimy Ridge on May 8, 1917. Ms. Herwig was executor and family friend of Lucille Ferguson.
Pte. Moore was born June 27, 1897 to Andrew and Amanda Moore of Cramahe Township. He enlisted at Cobourg on January 29, 1916 into the 139th Overseas Battalion. He was with the 28th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) when he died.
His name is engraved on the cenotaph in Castleton, the Vimy Memorial and can be found on page 296 of the Books of Remembrance at the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa.
Lucille Ferguson died October 11, 2016 at the age of 92. She wanted the medal given to the Colborne Legion where she wore it for the many Remembrance Day ceremonies she attended faithfully, even after moving out of the area.