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George Douglas MOORE

Regimental number6885
Place of birthBroken Hill, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine cleaner
AddressCockburn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight152 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth A Moore, Cockburn, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil (lived in Exempt Area under Compulsory Military Training scheme)
Enlistment date8 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 July 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Infantry Brigade, 8th Field Ambulance Sections B and C
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 14 January 1919

Military Medal

'On the night of September 25/26th in Polygon Wood this N.C.O. did conspicuously good work. This man after twice attempting to carry through a heavy Barrage .... This N.C.O. by his example took them through to the R.A.P. and evacuated the wounded. by his gallantry and devotion to duty he undoubtedly saved lives and helped to ensure a prompt evacuation and for this, his conduct is worthy of recognition.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76
Date: 23 May 1918

Discharge date5 April 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala, 2 January 1919 (nursing duty); disembarked Fremantle, 18 February 1919, for onward travel by boat to Adelaide; discharged (cessation of hostilities), Adelaide, 5 April 1919.

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

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