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Cyril Rupert MOORE

Regimental number2176
Place of birthViolet Town Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressKealla via Shepparton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs T Greenwell, Jubilee Street, Seymour, Victoria
Enlistment date29 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 14 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 22 December 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For most conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At BROODSEINDE on 9th October, 1917, this man was one of a small garrison in an isolated post in advance of our forward line. This post was within 20 yards of an enemy blockhouse. MOORE covered the consolidation of this post by vigorous sniping and being an excellent shot he inflicted severe losses on the enemy. In spite of the fact that he had to lie on the parapet to use his rifle he continued quite and cool sniping from that position for hours and prevented casualties to our garrison. In spite of physical exhaustion he persisted in remaining at his post and did not cease active work until the relief arrived. his gallantry and splendid coolness set a fine example to all.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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