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Moore, Norman John (4745)

Place of Birth: Ballarat, VIC

Age: 25 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 25 August 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 4745            view online service record

378 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Jessie May Moore (wife)
378 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 4 April 1916
Ship: HMAT Euripides A14
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion – 12th Reinforcements

KIA: Wednesday, 3 October 1917
Place: Belgium

Brother: Algernon Robinson Moore

Second Lieutenant, 23 Infantry, killed in action 3 October, 1917, aged 27, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium.

Parents: John and Alice MOORE, wife, Mrs Jessie M MOORE, brother, 789, Algernon Robinson MOORE killed in action 12 October, 1917. Born Ballarat. Enlisted 378 Bay Street, Port Melbourne as a 25-year-old accountant, but his widow Jessie was noted in a report in the Record at the time of his death as being at 25 Cardigan Place, South Melbourne with a daughter, Yvonne. His parents were at 60 Beaconsfield Parade when the circular was returned, the brothers killed just nine days apart.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

1917 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 20 October, p. 2. , viewed 12 Oct 2017,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted November 27, 2016 1.30 pm 0Likes

    “Both brothers went into camp on Oct. 4, 1915 and thought by going in different Battns. they were more likely to ensure the safe return of one of them to us. Both were spared the grief of knowing the other had been killed” Note on circular returned by John Moore, the brothers’ father

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 16, 2017 2.27 pm 0Likes

    MOORE —In loving memory of our friend, 2nd-Lieutenant Norman J. Moore, killed in action in France, on October 3rd, 1917.

    Somewhere in France he is sleeping,
    He answered duty’s call;
    He died an Australian hero,
    ‘Tis the bravest death of all.

    (Inserted by the employees of Carnegie and Sons)

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