The first Chariton County boy to sacrifice his life in battle for the great principles of freedom and democracy is Novia L. Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore of Forest Green.
Mr. Moore received a telegram last Friday, conveying to him the news that his son had fallen in battle in the performance of his duty. He went the way a true soldier and of a good fighter and his memory will always be honored as the first son of Chariton County to fall in battle.
Private Moore was killed in action on July 15th, 1918, and his name appeared in the casualty list published last Saturday. He was in the contingent that was sent to Camp Funston from this county last fall and was sent to France several months ago.
Novia L. Moore was the oldest son of George and Annie Folkens Moore, and at the time of his death was 26 years, 10months and 5 days old. He was born and reared on a farm near Forest Green and was one of that community’s best young men. He is survived by his parents, six brothers and two sisters.
Novia L. Moore served in the 4th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division and is buried in Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France.
(Salisbury Press-Spectator August 9, 1918)