Stanley Roy MOORE


MOORE, Stanley Roy

Service Number: 3819
Enlisted: 9 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Jamestown, South Australia, January 1892
Home Town: Jamestown, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Jamestown Public School, South Australia
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, 19 August 1916
Cemetery: Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Jamestown Memorial Arch*
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World War 1 Service

9 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3819, 10th Infantry Battalion
2 Dec 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3819, 10th Infantry Battalion, Pozières
2 Dec 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3819, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide

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Stanley Roy Moore

Life before the war
Stanley Roy Moore was born in the northern areas of Jamestown, South Australia. His age on enlistment was 23 years and 7 months (date of birth is not recorded). He lived with his father, Henry Moore and mother (name is not recorded). A niece of Moore advised the Officer-in-Charge that she was led to believe that her uncle died at two years of age as a result of scalds. They questioned his identity and investigated whether the soldier had any marks of scalding or burning on his body. In their findings, they discovered that he had a brother of the deceased named John Henry Moore.
Not long before the birth of Moore, the Jamestown was proclaimed in 1871.  It was surrounded with vast areas of farm land which attracted other farmers from different areas and in a result, many decided to move to the town. The government then proclaimed several other towns where only “sheep had grazed” for farming use. Growing up in a farming environment meant that Moore was destined to become a farmer which later in his life, it became his trade. During the war, farmers had the responsibility of producing food for the soldiers whilst in battle and to help them maintain a healthy diet of fresh vegetables and meat for protein.
As a soldier of the 12/10thbattalion in World War One, Moore also took part in the Battle of Pozieres which took place in France, 23rd July, 1916. A report on the operations of Pozieres of the 10th Battalion A.I.F, indicated that Moore took part of the battle as his estimated date of death was the same date that the report was written on which was on the 19/23 of August.
Life in service
The enlistment of Moore was situated on the 9th of August, 1915 from Adelaide, South Australia. He was ranked as a private, a common rank for soldiers and was a part of the 12th Reinforcements to the 10thbattalion which consisted of only South Australian men. Moore joined the 10th in France on 12th June 1916. Moore was then reported missing in France in the period 19-23.8.16 It was soon discovered that Stanley Roy Moore was killed in action between 19thand 23rdof August stated by the Court of Enquiry on the 19.6.17. This was at Pozieres.
As a soldier of the War, the payment was given in shillings. Their daily rate was 5 shillings. However, not all the payment given went to the soldier. Moore received a daily rate of 5 shillings and 3 went to the Allotment in Australia, which went to the next in kin in his family which was his father, Henry Moore.
After the war
Unfortunately, Moore was killed during the war therefore, making no return to South Adelaide, Australia. After the death of Stanley Roy Moore, a letter was sent to the Officer in Charge, from his father, Henry Moore, providing new information about the death of his son. It reads that Moore supposedly went out with others and never returned. His friends said that when the roll was called, he died not responding and he was never heard of afterwards. Regarding this information, no reliable information could be collected in regards to Moore’s death and disappearance. However, other soldiers from the 10thbattalion disappeared under similar circumstances around the same time and were never heard from again in which they were reported killed in action. There were also queries whilst Moore was reported missing as to if he was captured by Germany.
The Imperial War Graves Commission has reported that they have been successful in regards to recovering Moore’s remains. His grave is located at Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, Plot 3, Row “G”, grave 12, situated 2 ¼ miles North West of Albert, France. 
ANZAC Spirit
‘ANZAC’ stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. On the 25th of April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers formed part of the allied expedition that set out to capture the Gallipoli peninsula. The Australians displayed great qualities of courage, endurance, initiative, discipline, mateship and have shown pride for their country. Such qualities came to be the Anzac spirit.
Stanley Roy Moore whom was a very hard working and committed solider, demonstrated these qualities through his training at Morphettville Racecourse and his contribution to the attack of the Pozieres. Moore completed all activities during the Morphettville camp and helped fight in the Pozieres Battle where he had to capture the Pozieres Trenches, the outskirts of the village and the main road. This demonstrates true spirit as he was willing to give up his life for his country.
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