MOORE, William John
(Service number 7/94)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 19 June 1880 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Maud Street, Temuka
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John MOORE (father), Maud Street, Temuka
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Where Captured and by Whom
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 7 January 1924 Age 43 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 125, Plot 463
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William John Moore, born on 19 June 1880 at Temuka, was the eldest son of John and Mary Ann Moore of Temuka, and a brother of George Moore who was killed in action in 1915, and of Cecil James Moore who served in World War One and Robert Moore who enlisted for World War One. William had also served in the South African War. He had married just nine months before his death, on 2 April 1923 at Temuka, to Margaret Rainey, a sister of William James Rainey who died of illness in 1918 at Brockenhurst. One of the returned soldiers who were bearers at his grave was Patrick Crannitch. An obituary for W. J. Moore appeared in the Temuka Leader on 10 January 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [04 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [05 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery burial record (Timaru District Council) [05 March 2017]; Temuka leader, 10 January 1924 (Ppers Past) [04 March 2017]

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