Ernest Marshall LUXMOORE MC

LUXMOORE , Ernest Marshall

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 26 April 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 9th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Brighton, South Australia, 18 July 1883
Home Town: Adelaide, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
Died: Natural causes, Adelaide, South Australia, 16 August 1972, aged 89 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide Elder Smith & Co Limited WW1 Honour Board, Adelaide Rowing Club WW1 Pictorial Honour Board, Brighton Arch of Remembrance, Brighton WW1 Roll of Honour, Glenelg and District WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

26 Apr 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, Adelaide, South Australia
24 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
24 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Officer, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '2' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Kanowna embarkation_ship_number: A61 public_note: ''
24 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 9th Light Horse Regiment, ANZAC / Gallipoli
5 Apr 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Light Horse Regiment
30 Apr 1918: Honoured Military Cross, Es Salt Raid, Continuous gallantry
3 May 1918: Wounded AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Light Horse Regiment, Es Salt Raid, GSW (thigh)
7 Jan 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Captain, 9th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Doug Hooper

Embarkation Roll ( misspells Surname LUXMORE - Birth certificate and Service Record ( spell Surname as LUXMOORE

In 1921 he was the Master of the Adelaide Hunt Club.

"...Lieutenant Ernest Marshall Luxmoore, 9th Light Horse Regiment who was a 31 year old shipping clerk when he was commissioned on 26 May 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 24 June 1915 aboard HMAT Kanowna and saw action at Gallipoli and in the Middle East. He was wounded in action on 3 May 1918 and received a Military Cross (MC) for continuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations between 30 April and 4 May 1918 near Es Salt in the Jordan Valley, 23 kilometres west of Amman, Jordan. Captain Luxmoore recovered from his wounds and arrived back in Australia on 26 November 1919..." - SOURCE (