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Harry Formby MOORE

Date of birth16 December 1891
Place of birthSouth Australia
ReligionChurch of England
Address70 Buxton Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 10"
Weight136 lbs
Next of kinFather, Henry Percival Moore, 70 Buxton Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceSecond Lieutenant, 23rd Light Horse (6 months)
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Place of enlistmentSouth Australia
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion


Unit: Permanent Supernumary List
Promotion date: 29 December 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Recommendation date: "1 May 1916

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Recommendation date: 24 March 1918"

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Eleanor MOORE


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette'
Date: 23 July 1919

Discharge date8 March 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: Captain Brian Formby MOORE, Australian Army Medical Corps, returned to Australia, 9 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.

Appointed Assistant Camp Adjutant and Quartermaster, Tel el Kebir, 8 February 1916.

Promoted Lieutenant, 21 March 1916.

Admitted to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Tel el Kebir, 6 April 1916 (dysentery); transferred to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 15 April 1916; to No 4 Hospital Train, 16 April 1916 (acute dysentery); discharged to duty, 24 April 1916.

Admitted to No 3 Australian General Hospital, 30 April 1916 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to unit, 1 May 1916 (dysentery).

Taken on strength of 5th Division Headquarters, Moascar, 29 May 1916; seconded to 5th Division Headquarters, 31 May 1916.

To be aide de camp to Major General The Honourable J.W. McCay, 7 June 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Promoted Captain, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, 3 January 1917 and transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station the same day; to Ambulance Train, 5 January 1917; to No 2 Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, 6 January 1917 (pulmonary tuberculosis); to England, 13 January 1917; to No 3 London General Hospital, Wandsworth, 15 January 1917.

Posted to duty with 8th Training Bn, 17 January 1917, and on the same day, ceased to seconded for duty as aide de camp, and placed on Permanent Supernumerary List.

Discharged to duty from No 3 London General Hospital, 12 March 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 17 March 1917.

Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, 29 March 1917; marched in Australian Army Service Corps Depot, Parkhouse, 30 March 1917.

Attached to No 3 Camp, Parkhouse, 23 June 1917.

Marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 10 November 1917.

To be Adjutant, No 2 Command Depot, 1 January 1918.

Medical Board, 25 February 1918, notes Captain Moore is suffering from synovitis of knee.

Classified as unfit for General Service, but fit for Home Service, 26 August 1918.

Admitted to Officers' Hospital, Oxford Street, Birkdale, 5 November 1918 (pleurisy); marched into No 2 Command Depot from hospital, 22 November 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; appointment terminated, Adelaide, 8 March 1919.

Medals: Member of the Order of the British Empire, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 November 1927
Age at death35
Place of burialNorth Road Church of England Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE Harry Formby

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