MOORE, James Alfred
(Service number 37838)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 June 1883||Place of Birth||Temuka|
|Date||16 October 1916||Age||33 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment||61 Owen Street, Wellington|
|Previous Military Experience||Kelburne Rifles City (disbanded?)|
|Marital Status||Married. Married Gertrude YOUNG, on 11 July 1905 in Dunedin. Divorced 24 November 1916. Two children - William Robert MOORE born on 5 August 1906; Ada Gertrude MOORE born on 10 January 1908.|
|Next of Kin||Joseph MOORE (eldest brother), Reuben Avenue, Brooklyn, Wellington|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Medical Information||Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 135 lbs. Chest 32-34 inches. Complexion ruddy. Eyes brown. Hair brown. Right eye 6/6; left eye 6/24. Hearing normal. Limbs and chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Heart and lungs normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. No vaccination mark. Good bodily and mental health. No slight defects. No fits. Deemed 'Fit'.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||22nd Reinforcements F Company|
|Date||13 February 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Plymouth, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Regiment|
|Service Medals||British War Medal; Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
14 November 1916 admitted to Wairarapa Hospital from Trentham Camp, with influenza; discharged 15 November 1916.
|Date||6 August 1917||Age||34 yrs|
|Place of Death||In the Field, Ypres, Belgium or France|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Messines Ridge (N.Z.) Memorial|
|New Zealand Memorials||Brooklyn War Memorial, Wellington|
Son of James and Mary Bridget (nee COHAM?) MOORE. His eldest brother, Joseph MOORE, was his next-of-kin and James' medals, plaque and scroll were sent to him. In November 1916 when he was admitted to hospital, James gave his status as single. When he attested on 16 October 1916, he implies that his wife has the children.
Cenotaph Database [07 May 2014]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5549 0082585) [08 May 2014]; CWGC [07 May 2014]; Timaru Herald, 24 August 1917 (Papers Past) [09 May 2014]
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