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Sergeant Kenneth Ernest Moore

Service No.:
1932
Unit:
22nd Battalion
Tree No.:
S168
Planted by:
A Moore
Image of plaque on tree S168 for Kenneth Moore
Image of Service Medal - 1914-15 Star Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal
Image of headstone for Kenneth Moore
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Headstone for Kenneth Moore.
Courtesy of Carol & George Judkins

Kenneth was born at Driffield, VIC in 1896 to John Henry Moore and Priscilla Dans.

Kenneth was a labourer, probably in Bacchus Marsh when he enlisted in the AIF, 8th Reinforcements, 22nd Battalion on the 19th of June 1915, aged 19. He had previously served in the Senior Cadets and was currently serving with the 29th Light Horse Regiment at Bacchus Marsh. He would have served under Packington Vallence, who is also remembered in the Avenue. After transferring to the 3rd Reinforcements he embarked aboard the HMAT A68 Anchises in August, disembarking in Egypt some time later.

Studio portrait
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Courtesy of the AWM

In October 1915 Kenneth joined the 22nd Battalion at Gallipoli. He returned to Egypt in January 1916 and embarked for Marseilles, France in March. After taking part in the Battle of Pozieres Kenneth was promoted to Lance Corporal in August. He was steadily promoted up the ranks until, in April 1917, he was promoted to Temporary Sergeant and after participating in the Second Battle of Bullecourt was promoted to Sergeant in late June. In September Kenneth was attached to the 6th Training Battalion and returned to England.

Kenneth rejoined the 22nd Battalion in France in January 1918. In September he was involved in the Battle of Mont St Quentin and then the last action fought by the AIF on the Western Front -the Battle of Montbrehain in October. He returned to England in January 1919 and embarked from England in April, returning to Australia in May and was discharged from the AIF in July.

After the war Kenneth lived in Bacchus Marsh and enlisted there in 1940 in the Australian Army - V8049. He served at a Special Training School and was discharged in 1944 with the rank of Sergeant.

Kenneth Moore died in Bacchus Marsh in 1983, aged 87 and is buried in Maddingley Cemetery.

He is listed on the Roll of Honour for Bacchus Marsh, held by the RSL at Bacchus Marsh and also on the Roll of Honour of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bacchus Marsh, held by the Bacchus Marsh Uniting Church.

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