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Valentine Harden MOORE

Regimental number4274
Place of birthOberon, New South Wales
SchoolFort Street Model Public School,Sydney, New South Wales
OccupationChief steward
AddressNew South Head Road, Edgecliffe, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Height5' 5.5"
Weight188 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs N Ogilvie, New South Head Road, Edgecliffe, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4274A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll54th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19-20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFromelles, France
Age at death27
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 10), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas James and Jane Annabel MOORE
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to 54th Bn from 1st Training Bn, Zeitoun 16 February 1916; joined 54th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Killed in action, 19/20 July 1916.

Note, Red Cross File No 1810805: 'No trace Germany[.] Cert by Capt. Mills 10-10-19.'

Statement, 4882 Sergeant Major F.C.R. SMALL, B Company, 54th Bn, 22 January 1917: 'He was badly shot up at Fleurbaix on the night of July 19th., by my side. A piece of high explosive hit him in the head and he died almost immediately. I saw his dead body afterwards.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE Valentine Harden
Red Cross file 1810805

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