Charles MOORE

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MOORE, Charles

Service Number: 301
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Imperial Bushmen
Born: Albert Park, Victoria, Australia, 24 September 1875
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Albert Park State School, Victoria, Australia
Occupation: Chainman
Died: Died of wounds, Quaggas hoek, South Africa, Quaggas Hoek, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 12 May 1901, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Boer War Memorial (Queen Victoria Square), South Melbourne Boer War Commemorative Drinking Fountain
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 301, 4th Imperial Bushmen
12 May 1901: Wounded Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 301, 4th Imperial Bushmen, GSW to abdomen sustained during skirmish at Quaggashoek. Died of wounds later the same day.

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Pte 301 Charles Moore played 30 games and kicked 34 goals for Essendon FC in the VFL from 1897 to 1899. He was the first VFL footballer to be killed in action.

Source: Fallen 2002, p.3