Roy George MOORE


MOORE, Roy George

Service Number: 2616
Enlisted: 29 August 1916, Rutherford, NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 36th Infantry Battalion
Born: Singleton, NSW, 1887
Home Town: Branxton, Cessnock, New South Wales
Schooling: Hawkesbury Agricultural College
Occupation: Manager Butter Factory
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 21 July 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Branxton Memorial Rotunda, Greta Lodge Excelsior No 167 Honour Roll, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

29 Aug 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2616, 36th Infantry Battalion, Rutherford, NSW
9 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2616, 36th Infantry Battalion
9 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2616, 36th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Sydney
21 Jul 1917: Involvement Lance Corporal, SN 2616, 36th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of George and Fanny MOORE; husband of Ada E. MOORE, "Elaerslie", 11 Spofforth Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales

Mrs. Moore (nee Miss Ada Gain, daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. J. H. Gain, former old Orange residents), of Branxton, has received news that her husband, Private Roy George Moore, who was officially reported missing in July last, is now reported to have been killed there. He was the eldest son of Mr. George Moore, Public School, Burke Ward, Broken Hill, and was formerly a student of Hawkesbury Agricultural College, and later manager of the Orange Co-operative Dairy Co. At the time of his enlistment he was manager of A. C. Forrester, Ltd., milk and butter factory. Whilst living in Orange the deceased soldier successfully managed the Co-operative Dairy Co., and was also a prominent member of the Waratah Football Club.