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John Hoey MOORE

Regimental number101
Date of birth14 December 1888
Place of birthPaeroa, Auckland, New Zealand
Other trainingQualified mechanical engineer (Waihi Gold Mines ore battery, Waikino, New Zealand)
Age on arrival in Australia23
OccupationMechanical engineer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 6.5"
Weight158 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Ann Wick, Lake Takapuma, Auckland, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal (altered from Distinguished Conduct Medal )

Recommendation date: 29 September 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 25 October 1917"

FateReturned to Australia 22 May 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He was leading forward his section and an infantry working party when they suffered several casualties. In spite of the heavy fire he gallantly led his men forward and carried out the work which he had been ordered to do. He set a splendid example of courage and determination.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Discharge date19 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Total war service: 5 years (of which 4 years 228 days were abroad)

Landed at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; wounded. Evacuated to Malta and thence to England. Sent back to the Suez Canal; returned to England in early 1916 and assigned to training duties with the rank of corporal. Reverted to the ranks at his own request and posted to the Western Front. Remained there until the armistice, November 1918, then served with the army of occupation in Belgium.

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

Date of death6 June 1929
Age at death40
SourcesJ.H. Moore (ed.), 'Anzac Jack' (Whangamata: self-published, 2004)

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