honor role

Moore, George Henry

MM 7748 L/Cpl. 11th Bn.

Born at Dublin, Ireland, CoE. Enlisted 8 March 1917 age 40, farmer. Nok mother, Frederica Moore, Earl’s Court, London, England. His address upon enlistment was Shackleton via Kellerberrin, WA. Embarked at Fremantle 29 June 1917 per A30 Borda. Served in France. Invalided to UK with trench fever. RTA 21 March 1919 per Kildonian Castle and discharged 17 June 1919. George Moore died 8 July 1951. Cottesloe and district Honour Rolls. Citation for the Military Medal: ‘Near Villeret during our attack on the Brown Line on September 18th [1918] this soldier displayed great gallantry and conspicuous bravery. With his Officer and NCO in a bomb fight with an enemy machine gun nest located in aF trench this soldier leaped on the parapet and fired down on the enemy with his rifle until finally their resistance was broken and they fled. He pursued four of the enemy for a distance of 30 yards and harassed their retreat. This operation resulted in the capture of two enemy machine guns, 4 prisoners, 8 wounded and one killed.’ Commonwealth of Australia Gazette: 10 October 1919 p. 1498, position 95. London Gazette: 17 June 1919 p. 7697, position 111. Award and service medals: MM, BWM and VM.