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Regimental number5644
Place of birthGalway, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressGPO Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 7"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinFriend, Miss Florrie Jones, 60 Bristol Street, Hulme, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 April 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 6 September 1919
Discharge date29 December 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney on HMAT 'Euripides', 9 September 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 26 October 1916.

Found guilty at Rollestone, 12 December 1916, of being absent without leave from 12.00am, 6 December, to 12.00 am, 8 December 1916: awarded fine of 7 days' pay; forfeited total of 9 days' pay. Proceeded to France on 'Princess Henrietta' through Folkestone, 13 December 1916; marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 December 1916; moved out to field, 16 December 1916; joined 18th Bn, 24 January 1917. Transferred to 5th Australian Machine Gun Company, 20 May 1917.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 25 July 1917 (varicose veins, ulcer); transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station, 26 July 1917; to Ambulance Train '11', 29 July 1917; admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 30 July 1917; transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, 3 August 1917; discharged to duty, 4 August 1917; marched into Machine Gun Company Base Depot, Camieres, 10 August 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 25 September 1917. Transferred to 18th Bn and taken on strength, 29 August 1917.

Wounded in action, Belgium, 5 October 1917; admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 6 October 1917, and transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, thigh, face and right hand); to 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 7 October 1917; to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 24 October 1917; to No 11 Convalescent Depot, Buchy, 6 December 1917; discharged to duty, 24 January 1918 (classified A); marched into Machine Gun Base Depot, Camieres, 27 January 1918. Transferred to 5th Machine Gun Company and taken on strength, 6 March 1918.

Proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 30 May 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 21 June 1918; proceeded to United Kingdom on leave, 14 February 1919; rejoined unit, 4 March 1919.

Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance, 12 March 1919, and transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station (scabies); to Ambulance Train '34', 16 March 1919; admitted to 7th General Hospital, 17 March 1919. Embarked Rouen on HS 'St Andrew' and proceeded to England for treatment, 19 March 1919; admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 19 March 1919; discharged to Convalescent Training Depot, Parkhouse, 12 May 1919; marched into No 2 Group, Sutton Veny, 1 August 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Euripides', 7 September 1919; disembarked Sydney, 24 October 1919. Discharged Sydney, 29 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE John

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