Guy Newton MOORE

MOORE, Guy Newton

Service Numbers: 67, VX297
Enlisted: 1 June 1915
Last Rank: Colonel
Last Unit: Royal Flying Corps
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia , 13 January 1893
Home Town: St Kilda East, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Wesley College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Accountant
Died: 17 February 1984, aged 91 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Melbourne
M A R Synnot Lawn, Bed 4, Position 74
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World War 1 Service

1 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 67, Army Pay Corps (AIF)
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Sergeant, 67, Army Pay Corps (AIF), --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '1' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Sergeant, 67, Army Pay Corps (AIF), HMAT Ceramic, Sydney
16 Mar 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, 67, Army Pay Corps (AIF), Discharged to the Royal Flying Corps with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant
17 Mar 1917: Involvement Royal Flying Corps

World War 2 Service

12 Dec 1939: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Colonel, VX297
Date unknown: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant

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Biography contributed by Stephen Brooks

Acting Captain Guy Newton Moore was awarded the DFC during his service with the RFC, the citation stating, “An officer of high courage and ability who has rendered most valuable services in co-operation with our artillery, notably during the operations 1st to 5th September, when in spite of adverse weather conditions, necessitating flying at very low altitude, he located sixty-six active hostile batteries and directed fire on a number of other targets. The skill and accuracy displayed by Captain Moore during these operations was exceptional and of the greatest value.” (London Gazette – 3rd December 1918 page 14324).

            Guy Newton Moore served with the Army Pay Corps in the AIF before he transferred to the RFC in March 1917. He was an accountant in civilian life and enlisted again during WW2, (VX297) reaching the rank of Brigadier, and served in Syria as Chief Paymaster of the 2nd AIF (Middle East) and along with his four WW1 medals, was awarded the 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Pacific Star, Australia Service Medal, a C.B.E. and an Australian Efficiency Decoration. He was discharged in June 1945.