Moir, Sally

Moir, Sally

Civilian War Dead

Died of disease on Friday 22 December 1944 (aged 62)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Glover family headstone in Ballyhalbert Parish Church of Ireland Graveyard at Ballyeasborough

Mother of Lieutenant (E) John Moir


Sarah (Sally) Moir (nee Glover) was born on 4 September 1882 and she was a daughter of James and Mary Glover (nee Palmer) who lived at 13 Shore Row, Kircubbin.  James Glover was a schoolteacher, originally from Groomsport, and he and Mary Palmer were married on 22 April 1864 in Ballyhalbert Parish Church of Ireland Church (St. Andrew’s) at Ballyeasborough.  They had at least nine children:

William (born 23 September 1865 in Ballyeasborough; died 22 April 1869)

Isabella (born 1 January 1867 in Ballyeasborough; died in infancy)

Unnamed daughter (born 27 February 1868; died in infancy)

Mary Jane (born 3 January 1870 in Groomsport)

Robert John (born 15 December 1870 in Groomsport; died 1 January 1871)

James (born 17 February 1872 in Groomsport)

Ruth (born 10 October 1873 in Groomsport; died 18 December 1873)

Ruth (born 17 November 1876 in Kircubbin)

Sarah (Sally, born 4 September 1882 in Kircubbin)

Mary Glover died on 15 October 1901 (aged 60), James Glover died on 28 June 1925 (aged 81) and they were buried in Ballyhalbert Parish Church of Ireland Graveyard.

Sally Glover and Archibald Black Moir, an engineer from Scotland, were married on 12 June 1912 in Kircubbin Presbyterian Church and they had at least two children:


Kathleen Glover

On 5 March 1946 Kathleen Glover Moir married John Crichton McDouall who was a son of the Revd Crichton Willoughby McDouall and Florence Charlotte McDouall (nee Cogan).  Kathleen and John McDouall had three children – Anne Glover (born 3 April 1948); Heather Crichton (born 11 August 1949) and Brian John (born 26 June 1952).

Sally Moir of Cornhill, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong was a nurse with the Hong Kong Auxiliary Nursing Service, and she was 62 when she died as the result of thrombosis in a brain vessel on 22 December 1944 at Shanghai in China.

Like her son John, she is commemorated on the Glover family headstone in Ballyhalbert Parish Church of Ireland Graveyard at Ballyeasborough.

Of the many civilians of the Commonwealth whose deaths were due to enemy action in the Second World War, the names of some 67,092 are commemorated in the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.