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Moore, Algernon Robinson (789)

Place of Birth: Moonee Ponds, VIC

Age: 19 years 11 months

Enlistment Details: Monday, 13 September 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 789            view online service record

378 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
John Moore (father)
378 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 27 May 1916
Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion

KIA: Friday, 12 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Brother: Norman John Moore

Company Sergeant Major, 39 Infantry, killed in action 12 October, 1917, France, aged 22, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: John and Alice MOORE, wife, Mrs Jessie M MOORE, brother, 4745 (later Lieutenant) Norman John MOORE killed in action 3 October, 1917. Born Moonee Ponds, educated Brighton Road SS and Nott Street SS. Moore enlisted as a 20-year-old draper from 378 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, parents at 60 Beaconsfield Parade when the circular was returned. No known grave. A Death Notice in the Port Melbourne Standard reveals “Algy” was “the only surviving son of the family” following Norman’s death, there were three sisters

Additional research by Brian Membrey


1918 ‘KILLED IN ACTION.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 11 May, p. 2. , viewed 17 Apr 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 18, 2016 5.00 pm 0Likes

    “On Sunken Road at Passchendaele. His cousin and myself buried a body that had the head blown off in a shell hole. We did not know at the time who it was, but a man in the Battalion as we were going to Paris on leave said he was with him at the time and three others were killed. No mark was put up”. (D. J. Bartels, 2042) Other witnesses confirmed Moore was blown to pieces by a shell explosion.

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 16, 2017 2.02 pm 0Likes

    MOORE — Officially reported killed in action 12th October, 1917 (previously reported missing), C.S.M. Alby R. Moore, of 39th Battalion, aged 22, dearly loved and only surviving son of John and Alice T. Moore, 378 Bay-street, Port Melbourne and much loved brother of Eileen (Mrs. C. K. Crockford), Clarice, Marion and the late Lieut, N. J. Moore, killed 3rd October, 1917.

    Dearly loved and sadly missed.
    They answered their country’s call.

    MOORE — Killed in action (previously reported missing), C.S.M, Algernon Robinson Moore, aged 22, loving grandson of G. C. Robinson, St, Kilda road.

    Our brave boy. Loved and honored by all.
    For God, King and country, his duty nobly done,

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