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John Lawrence MOORE

Regimental number1798
Place of birthWentworth New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs T Moore, Wentworth, New South Wales
Enlistment date5 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 14 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal (Altered from Military Medal)

'Work near Peronne September 1918.'
Recommendation date: 18 January 1919

FateReturned to Australia 12 June 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'A reliable and very courageous N.C.O. who has served his Battalion with much zeal and devotion to duty. During the period 16th/17th September, 1918, to 11th November, 1918, this N.C.O. was conspicuous for the manner in which he served his Battalion in the duties of a C.Q.M.S. being attached to a Headquarters Company made up of various large details. When the Battalion was in the line period 16th/17th September, to 26th September, 1918, near PERONNE he worked with the greatest assiduity and devotion to ensure adequate and prompt supplies. He personally saw to the distribution of all rations and supplies and often when not compelled to do so, travelling lengthy and heavily shelled areas to the places where the composite Company was in the trenches.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

Death and burial details subject to postive identification: headstone quotes regimental number as 1796.
Date of death25 September 1969
Age at death80
Place of burialMorgan Cemetery, South Australia

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