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John Charles MOORE

Regimental number2532
Place of birthWaterloo Flat, Victoria
SchoolWaterloo State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWaterloo, via Beaufort, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Jane Moore, Waterloo, via Beaufort, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 July 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name60th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/77/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 19 March 1918

Bar to Military Cross

Recommendation date: 30 April 1918"

FateKilled in Action 4 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVille sur Ancre, France
Age at death31
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas Macedon and Mary Jane MOORE; husband of Ada Jane Hendy MOORE, Spring Gully, Bendigo, Victoria

Military Medal

'At BULLECOURT on the morning of 12th May. Sergeant John Charles MOORE displayed great coolness and devotion to duty. When under very heavy enemy shell fire, the officer in charge of the post having been killed, he remained on post practically isolated, losing a number of his men. His conduct and coolness inspired the men under his command with great confidence. His coolness and devotion to duty deserves special recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On the raiding party discovering that the wire had not been thoroughly cut he forced his way through, and, reaching the hostile post, jumped into it alone, and called upon the garrison of four men to surrender, which they did at once. During the withdrawal he remained behind with two of his men to bring in the wounded, which was carried through under very heavy machine gun fire. His prompt action in surprising the enemy insured the complete success of the enterprise.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Throughout four days' fighting round a village this officer did most efficient work. When commanding a platoon in support, he maintained the flow of supplies to the front line and organized the removal of the wounded. He also obtained valuable information of an impending counter attack, and was responsible for bringing artillery fire to bear on the massed enemy. Afterwards he went along the front line, disregarding snipers, and cheering and encouraging the men who had lost their officers, returning with valuable information.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross & Bar, Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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