The AIF Project

Walter John MOORE

Regimental number2921
Place of birthKerang Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressElmhurst, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, Thomas Moore, Elmhurst, Victoria
Enlistment date17 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name38th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/55/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Herleville on 18 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "20 and 28 August 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 4 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the 18th August 1918 during the operations near HEREVILLE this Non-Commissioned Officer patrolled a large gap which had been left during the attack. Being constantly under heavy enemy Machine Gun fire. He brought back information of the highest value as, by means of it, we were enabled to establish posts in the most advantageous and advanced positions. Later he went forward alone to an advanced position and, by skilful sniping, accounted for at least 6 of the enemy, thus helping to keep them in a disorganised state.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Print format    

© The AIF Project 2024, UNSW Canberra. Not to be reproduced without permission.