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George MOORE

Regimental number577
Place of birthNavan, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMechanical engineer
Address11 Sandford Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 5"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Jane Moore, 11 Sandford Avenue, Dublin, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKalgoorlie, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Training Squadron Australian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 May 1919
Discharge date8 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked from Alexandria with Bn for Gallipoli, 4 September 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, 23 September 1915; promoted Temporary Sergeant, 10 December 1915.

Wounded in action, 16 December 1915 (gun shot wound, head), and admitted to 13th Casualty Clearing Station and then transferred to Mudros; transferred to HS 'Devanha', 17 December 1915; transferred by HS 'Dunluce Castle' to Alexandria, 23 December 1915, and admitted to No 2 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 24 December 1915 (shell splinters face and eye). Transferred to 2nd Australian General Hospital, 29 January 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 25 February 1916; discharged to duty, 11 March 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Ghezireh, 11 March 1916 (influenza); discharged to rejoin yunit, 14 March 1916.

Allotted to 7th Brigade Machine gun Company, 10 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 10 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 18 May 1916; taken on strength, 7th Machine Gun Company, 11 August 1916.

Found guilty, Vignacourt, 9 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 6.30 am to 8 am, 9 December 1915: reprimanded and forfeited 1 day's pay on account of being detailed for duty which had to be perfomed by another person.

Admitted to 7th Australian Field Ambulance, 20 December 1916 (septic right hand), and transgferred to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, and same day to 9th General Hospital, Rouen; transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 2 February 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 25 February 1917.

Transferred to AIF in England, 2 August 1917. Taken on strength, Australian Flying Corps, 27 August 1917. Marched out to 32nd Training Squadron, Yatesbury, 25 October 1917. Appointed 1st Air Mechanic, 1 January 1918. Marched in to 2nd Training Squadron, Leighterton, 23 February 1918. Promoted Corporal, 1 March 1918. Remustered as Corporal Mechanics, 17 May 1918. Appointed Temporary Sergeant Mechanics, 24 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Kaiser-i-Hind', 6 May 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 9 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Perth, 8 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE George

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