Leslie Raymond Arthur MOORE

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MOORE, Leslie Raymond Arthur

Service Number: 4875
Enlisted: 27 May 1915
Last Rank: Boy, 2nd class
Last Unit: HMAS Torrens (I)
Born: Brighton, Vic., 23 August 1900
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Drowning, Adriatic Sea, 10 April 1918, aged 17 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Crib Point R.A.N. Destroyer Flotilla HR, Crib Point RAN WW1 Roll of Honour (Panel 2), Williamstown Pictorial Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

27 May 1915: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Boy, 2nd class, SN 4875, HMAS Torrens (I)

World War 2 Service

27 May 1915: Enlisted SN 4875

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Ordinary Seaman, SN 4875, HMAS Torrens (I)

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of James William and Agnes Mary Moore, of Clayton, Victoria

In April 1918 his ship, HMAS Torrens, was sent to rescue the crew of a damaged Italian destroyer, Benetto Cairoli, in the Adriatic Sea. Leslie was swept overboard in heavy seas. He was 17 years 7 months old. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, UK.