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Rex Lorenzo MOORE

Regimental number1068
Place of birthDevenport Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Addressc/o Lorenzo Moore, Devonport East, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Lorenzo Moore, Devonport East, Tasmania
Enlistment date24 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: "27 August 1916

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: Unspecified"

FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. was in command of a Grenade Section and throughout operations north west of POZIERES from 5th/11th August, 1916, did exceptionally good work and showed courage of a high order. Under heavy fire he assisted to carry in Sergeant MORGAN of the 16th Battalion, Machine Gun Section, who was wounded and lying in an exposed position. Sergeant MOORE did valuable work as a scout early in the morning of 9th August and returned with information. Sergeant MOORE on the night of 8th/9th August, 1916 with his Grenade Section cleaned up a German communication trench and showed good judgment in siting and energy consolidating a strong point.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No.
Date: 16 November 1916

Bar to Military Medal

'Is recommended for his devotion to duty coolness and personal example during this Battalions operations north west o POZIERES from the 26th August, 1916 to 3rd September, 1916, whilst this Battalion was occupying the front line trenches he was in charge of an important bombing position close to the walls of MOUQUET FERME which for the first 12 hours owing to shallow trenches was practically isolated from the main body of the Battalion. By his personal example of coolness and cheerfulness he was able to keep his men well together and hold the position until we were able to construct better communications. On the night of the 1st/2nd September, 1916, Sergeant MOORE was one of the party digging portion of the assembly trench for the 13th Brigade attack 100 yards in rear of firing line east of MOUQUET FERME and here also he showed great coolness and bravery and under heavy artillery fire exposed himself continually directing his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsBrother: 1069 Pte Wilfred Anthony MOORE, 4th Pioneer Bn, returned to Australia, 24 September 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal & Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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