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David Herbert MOORE

Regimental number133
Place of birthMetz New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMiner
AddressBracken Street, Hill Grove, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, W Moore, Bracken Street, Hill Grove, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Pont Ballot on 24-25 February 1917.'
Recommendation date: 27 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On the night of 24th/25th February, 1917, in a raid on the enemy's trench, Sergeant D.H. MOORE showed great coolness and fearlessness in leading his bombers, particularly during a temporary check at the enemy's parapet. On entering the trench he successfully followed up the hostile bombers with energy and determination. Under great difficulty and under heavy fire he carried one of his men who was badly wounded in the enemy's trench back to our lines. Although he arrived in a very exhausted condition he started to go back for another wounded man and had to be prevented from doing so. Sergeant MOORE also participated in a raid on the Railway Salient on the night of 24th/25th December, 1916. The raiding party (drawn from 33rd Battalion) consisted of four Officers and 78 other ranks and entered the German trenches at PONT BALLOT, C.29.a.44.26 on 24th/25th February, 1917.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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