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Eric Osborne MOORE

Regimental number2739
Place of birthNorth Sydney, New South Wales
Place of birthSt. Leonard's, North Sydney, New South Wales
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School, North Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address300 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 8.5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, J B Moore, 3O0 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets for 1.25 years.
Enlistment date25 July 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No II), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Margaret MOORE. Native of North Sydney
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to, and proceeded to 55th Bn from 5th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 16 February 1916; taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 February 1916.

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

Promoted Lance Corporal, 10 July 1916.

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 26 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.

Statement, Red Cross File No 1810401, 2752 Corporal C.E. PAKES [not PARKES], 55th Bn (patient, 1st Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, England), 20 September 1916: Fleurbaix; a shell came over into the section of German trenches, where we were working. I was one of the party when a shell came over, and Moore was blown to pieces.'

Second statement, 2463 Lance Corporal H.W. WEBB, 55th Bn (patient, Northumberland War Hospital, Newcastle, England), 20 September 1916: 'Informant states that on 20th July 1916 at Fleurbaix he saw all three killed in the charge by shell fire. Lieut Munro and Sergt. Taylor were both killed absolutely instantaneously and Moore died within two minutes of being hit.'

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE Eric Osborne
Red Cross File No 1810401

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