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John William MOORE

Regimental number5407
Place of birthBoyle, Co Roscommon, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFuelman
Address447 King Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 7.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinSister, Miss C. Moore, Ruschfield, Boyle, Roscommon, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 26 September 1917
Discharge date31 December 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front.

Disembarked from HT 'Ceramic', Port Said, 16 May 1916; transferred to 14th Training Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 20 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria on HT 'Ivernia' to join British Expeditionary Force, 21 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916. Taken on strength, 55th Bn, 3 August 1916.

Admitted to hospital, 23 January 1917 (trench foot); discharged to duty, 14 February 1917; rejoined unit, 16 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 2 April 1917; admitted to 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 3 April 1917 (gun shot wound, chest and abdomen); transferred to 3rd Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 6 April 1917.

Proceeded to England on 'Western Australian', 17 April 1917; admitted to War Hospital, Reading, 19 April 1917; transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 July 1917. Discharged on furlough from 3 August to 14 August 1917 (classified C1).

Marched into No 1 Convalescent Depot, Perham Downs, 14 August 1917 (classified C3); moved out to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Weymouth, 31 August 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on troop ship A.30, 26 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 21 November 1917, for onward travel to Sydney. Discharged, 2nd Military District, 31 December 1917 (gun shot wound, shoulder).

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death12 September 1946
Age at death28
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis
SourcesNAA: B2455, MOORE John William

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