Alfred McLaren (Mac) MOORE

Badge Number: S3514, Sub Branch: Glenelg

MOORE, Alfred McLaren

Service Numbers: 642, Commissioned Officer, S213472
Enlisted: 1 March 1915
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication
Born: McLaren Vale, South Australia , 9 March 1890
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Orchardist
Died: Natural causes, Somerton Park, South Australia, 9 October 1968, aged 78 years
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Derrick Gardens, Path 10, Grave 677A
Memorials: Gumeracha Town Hall WW1 Roll of Honor, Mannum District Roll of Honor
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 642, 27th Infantry Battalion
31 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 642, 27th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '15' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Geelong embarkation_ship_number: A2 public_note: ''
12 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 642, 27th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
5 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, 642, 27th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Gun shot wound to buttock
4 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 27th Infantry Battalion
11 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
20 May 1919: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, Returned to Australia ex Trazos Montes
19 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 642

World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, Commissioned Officer, 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication, Keswick, SA
20 Jun 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, S213472
15 Jan 1947: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lieutenant, S213472, 4MD / SA & NT Area Lines of Communication, Pay Corps

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Biography contributed by Tim Hanna

Alfred McLaren 'Mac' Moore served in World War I and World War II.

After his father Alfred's  marriage in 1886 to Agnes Kelly, of Riverton, Alfred  moved south from Hartely Vale (near Gumeracha) to McLaren Vale before ultimately going back to Hartley Vale, on the Ferndale portion of his father's estate.  [See CHRONICLE Feb 2, 1939 p 14]

'Mac' Moore was an orchardist in Hartley Vale when he enlisted as a Private in the 27th Battalion on 1 March 1915. He embarked with his unit from Adelaide on board the HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915.  After serving in the latter stages of the Gallipoli campaign, Moore moved to the Western Front.  He attended officer training in 1916 and was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant.

Moore returned to Australia on 8 April 1919 having been awarded the Croix de Guerre (Belgium).

He married Sylvia Ruth Ellen Pritchard on 25 October 1922 in St Augustine Church, Unley, South Australia, Australia.

Moore lived in Gumeracha after the war but at some stage he moved to Renmark in the Riverland where, when Word War II broke out, has was a representative for Australian Mutual Provident (AMP), probably selling insurance.

Using these skills he re-enlisted on 26 June 1940 and served during the war for the Australian Army Pay Corps.

Prepared by Brigadier Tim Hanna