Memorable Manitobans: Harold Moore (1877-1971)
Born at Westmeath, Ireland on 29 April 1877, son of John Henry Moore and Ellen Mable Moore, he was educated at Farra School (Westmeath) and Beetle College. He also attended Edinburgh University. He worked for a time with the Inverness Courier newspaper and later moved to London where he worked briefly as a journalist before receiving a military commission in West Africa. He returned to England in poor health and decided to emigrate to Canada, arriving in 1903. He worked for the The Mail and Empire and later the Toronto News. In 1910, he moved to Edmonton where he worked on the Edmonton Journal. In 1915, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and went overseas, serving in France with the Canadian Forestry Corps. There he was promoted to the rank of Major, mentioned in despatches, and decorated by the French government.
On his return from military service, he joined the staff of the Winnipeg Telegram, serving there until it went out of business. He was President of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1927 and was later made a Life Member. He then moved to the Winnipeg Free Press where he stayed until retirement in 1946. He died in May 1971.
‘Absolutely not’ by Bill Burdeyny, Winnipeg Press Club Year Book (1970), page 44.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 1971, page 21.
“Harold Moore”, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 May 1971, page 15.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 October 2012
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