Edmund Fox (Nedgie) MOORE


MOORE, Edmund Fox

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 May 1916
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Benalla, Victoria, Australia, 7 April 1884
Home Town: Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Haileybury College, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Bank Accountant
Died: Killed In Action, Broodseinde Ridge, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 25), Belgium
Memorials: Haileybury College HB, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

1 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Captain, SN Officer, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Involvement Captain, 38th Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
20 Jun 1916: Embarked Captain, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne
7 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 38th Infantry Battalion, Battle of Messines
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Captain, 38th Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Edmund Notley Moore and Josephine Moore; husband of Ada E. Moore, of 99, Robinson's Rd., Hawthorn, Victoria.

A private cable message was received by Mr. E. N. Moore, P.M. on Saturday, conveying the sad news that his eldest son, Captain Edmund Fox ( Nedgie ) Moore, had been killed in action in the fighting in France. Captain Moore, who was 33 years of age, held, a commission in the 67th (Bendigo) Infantry for 12 years, but prior to the outbreak of war went on the reserve, returning to duty when hostilities broke out. He volunteered for active service, leaving on June 20, 1916, with the 38th Battalion. On the day his company was detailed to go into the firing line he was stricken with pneumonia, and was incapacitated for three months. At the end of this period he was given an opportunity of returning to Australia on home service, but refused, insisting that he should he sent back to his company (B Company). He was promoted to command the company soon after, and was seven months continuously in the fighting line. Sincere regret was expressed throughout the city when the news was made known. Captain Moore, prior to enlisting was teller at the Royal Bank, Bendigo. He was loved by all his men, their welfare being his first consideration. Al though he was mounted, he generally walked, allowing one of his tired men to ride. He married the eldest daughter of Mr. W. K, McKenzie, merchant, of Bendigo, and, his and three little boys reside locally. Mr. E. N. Moore's youngest son (Joseph) is also on active service.