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Name: Guy Borthwick Moore
Military Cross (MC) Guy Moore
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Unit: 1
Victories: 10
Born: 28 May 1895
Place of Birth: Mattawa, Ontario
Died: 07 April 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Hollebeke
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
 
 
A student at the University of British Columbia, Guy Borthwick Moore was on the school's rugby team and a member of the Vancouver Rowing Club. In 1916, he joined the Irish Fusiliers of Canada but transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and went to England for training in January 1917. After receiving his pilot's certificate in August of that year, he was assigned to 1 Squadron in France where he flew Nieuport scouts and the S.E.5a. Moore was killed in action when his aircraft took a direct hit from an anti-aircraft shell and exploded 2000 feet above Hollebeke.
 
Military Cross (MC)
T./Capt. Guy Borthwick Moore, Gen. List and R.F.C.
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led a patrol to attack hostile balloons. The patrol drove down three balloons in a collapsed condition, one of which he accounted for himself. He has also destroyed three enemy aeroplanes and driven down three others out of control. He has always shown splendid courage and resource.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 02 Oct 1917 1105 1 Nieuport 17 (B1508) DFW C (OOC) 1 Comines
2 05 Oct 1917 1635 1 Nieuport 17 (B1508) C (DESF) Houthoulst
3 07 Oct 1917 0800 1 Nieuport 17 (B1508) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Menin
4 08 Oct 1917 1430 1 Nieuport 17 (B1508) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Polygon Wood
5 09 Oct 1917 1330 1 Nieuport 17 (B1508) Albatros D.V (DES) Gheluwe
6 17 Dec 1917 1423 1 Nieuport 27 (B3629) Albatros D.V (OOC) SW of Moorslede
7 04 Jan 1918 1105 1 Nieuport 27 (B3629) Albatros D.V (DES) S of Terhand
8 13 Mar 1918 1220 1 S.E.5a (B511) Pfalz D.III (DES) 2 Wieltje
9 28 Mar 1918 0840 1 S.E.5a (C1083) LVG C (DES) 3 Gavrelle
10 28 Mar 1918 1405 1 S.E.5a (C1083) DFW C (DES) Bazentin

1 Shared with 2Lt Herbert Hamilton
2 Shared with Capt William Patrick, Capt Herbert Hamilton, Lt Harry Rigby, 2Lt L W Mawbey (B632), 2Lt Percy Clayson, 2Lt A Hollis (B520), 2Lt W M R Gray (A8904)
3 Shared with Lt Francis Magoun
 
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