John Hartley MOORE


MOORE, John Hartley

Service Number: 179
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 4th Imperial Bushmen
Born: Belalie East, South Australia, 2 October 1874
Home Town: Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, Palmietfontein, South Africa, 24 July 1900, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Vredefort Cemetery (South Africa)
Memorials: Adelaide Boer War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Gumeracha Boer War Memorial, Jamestown and District Boer War Honour Board, Lobethal Cross of Remembrance & Trooper John Hartley Moore Memorial, North Adelaide St Peter's Cathedral Boer War Honour Roll
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 179, 4th Imperial Bushmen
24 Jul 1900: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Trooper, SN 179, 4th Imperial Bushmen

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Our Lobethal correspondent writes: — "The announcement in 'The Register' of the death of Trooper J. H. Moore in South Africa was received here with much regret. He was well known and highly respected. A few days before the departure of the Imperial Bushmen's Contingent Trooper Moore was entertained at a farewell social in the Institute, which was very largely attended. He was the leading player in the cricket club, besides always being willing to take part in anything for the welfare of the township. Trooper Moore was the second son of Mr. J. Moore, of "The Willows," Lobethal." - from the Adelaide Register 02 Aug 1900 (

"Trooper John Hartley Moore of the Australian Bushmen's Corps, was killed in action against DeWet's guerilla forces in South Africa. The Mounted Company in which he was engaged was retreating from an ambushed force, and Trooper Moor and his horse were both killed by the same bullet. He had just previously offered his horse to his Captain - Captain Norton - who, however, had secured another mount. A monument is erected to the memory of Trooper Moor at the corner of Albert and Victoria Streets, Gumeracha." - From Gumeracha 1839-1939, J E Monfries (ed.), Adelaide: Lynton Publications Pty Limited.