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Victor Charles MOODY

Regimental number66
Date of birth30 March 1887
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
SchoolSouth Geelong State School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationBaker
AddressMoorabool Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, G E Moody, Moorabool Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in School Cadets.
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name29th Battalion, Transport Section
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll29th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 9 August 1919
Discharge date17 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1960 Lance Sergeant Verbugge Roy MOODY, 1st Motor Transport Section, returned to Australia, 13 December 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Disembarked Suez, 26 December 1915. Procedded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Admitted to Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 6 December 1916 (hammer toe); invalided to England, 15 January 1917, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 17 January 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 20 February 1917; granted furlough, 4 May 1917, to report to No. 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 19 May 1917. Attached for duty to AIF Headquarters, London (War Chest Club); 9 July 1917. Married Florence Maud SMITH, St Jude's Paddington, London, 27 September 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ceramic', 9 August 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 27 September 1919; discharged, 17 December 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death3 May 1953
Age at death66
Place of burialEastern Cemetery, Geelong, Victoria

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