Richard Gordon Moore: Birth: 11 JUL 1941 in Carlton, Victoria, Australia. Death: 06 JAN 2009 in Greenslopes Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Note: Tasmanian Federation Index , DOB given as 25 May 1916 [sic], 1916/5164.Name MOORE, GORDON ALBERT Service Australian Army Service Number TX3067 Date of Birth 26 May 1916 Place of Birth SCOTTSDALE, TAS Date of Enlistment 4 Jun 1940 Locality on Enlistment SCOTTSDALE, TAS Place of Enlistment LAUNCESTON, TAS Next of Kin MOORE, VIOLET Date of Death 11 Jan 1943 Rank Private Posting on Death 2/12 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION WW2 Honours and Gallantry Prisoner of War No Roll of Honour MALVERN VIC Second World War Service Record Name: MOORE, GORDON ALBERT. Service: Australian Army. Service Number: TX3067. Date of Birth: 26 May 1916. Place of Birth: SCOTTSDALE, TAS. Date of Enlistment: 4 Jun 1940. Locality on Enlistment: SCOTTSDALE, TAS. Place of Enlistment: LAUNCESTON, TAS. Next of Kin: MOORE, VIOLET. Date of Death: 11 Jan 1943. Rank: Private. Posting on Death: 2/12 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION. Prisoner of War: No. Roll of Honour: MALVERN VIC. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Casualty Details Name: MOORE, GORDON ALBERT. Initials: G. A. Nationality: Australian. Rank: Private. Regiment/Service: Australian Infantry. Unit Text: A.I.E. 2/12 Battalion. Age: 26. Date of Death: 11 January 1943. Service Number: TX3067. Additional information: Son of Albert Edward and Rose Elizabeth Moore husband of Violet Moore, of Glen Iris, Victoria. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead. Grave/Memorial Reference: A5. C. 13. Cemetery Details Cemetery: PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY, Papua New Guinea. Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery lies approximately 19 kilometres north of Port Moresby on the road to Nine Mile, and is approached from the main road by a short side road called Pilgrims Way. Historical Information: After the Japanese landed at Lae and Salamaua in March 1942, Port Moresby became their chief objective. They decided to attack by sea, and assembled an amphibious expedition for the purpose, which set out early in May, but they were intercepted and heavily defeated by American air and naval forces in the Coral Sea, and what remained of the Japanese expedition returned to Rabaul. After this defeat they decided to advance on Port Moresby overland and the attack was launched from Buna and Gona in September 1942. Early in 1942, and almost without resistance, the Japanese established a considerable force and developed a useful base on Bougainville, the largest and most northerly of the Solomon Islands. This they held until Americans and Australians began offensive operations towards the end of 1943, when Bougainville was the only one of these islands remaining in Japanese hands. By August 1945, when the Japanese surrendered, most of the island had been recovered. Those who died in the fighting in Papua and Bougainville are buried in PORT MORESBY (BOMANA) WAR CEMETERY, their graves brought in by the Australian Army Graves Service from burial grounds in the areas where the fighting had taken place. The unidentified soldiers of the United Kingdom forces were all from the Royal Artillery, captured by the Japanese at the fall of Singapore; they died in captivity and were buried on the island of Bailale in the Solomons. These men were later re-buried in a temporary war cemetery at Torokina on Bougainville Island before being transferred to their permanent resting place at Port Moresby. The cemetery contains 3,818 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 702 of them unidentified. There is also 1 Non war and 1 Dutch Foreign National burials here. The PORT MORESBY MEMORIAL stands behind the cemetery and commemorates almost 750 men of the Australian Army (including Papua and New Guinea local forces), the Australian Merchant Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force who lost their lives in the operations in Papua and who have no known graves. Men of the Royal Australian Navy who died in the south-west Pacific region, and have no known grave but the sea, are commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial in England, along with many of their comrades of the Royal Navy and of other Commonwealth Naval Forces. Bougainville casualties who have no known graves are commemorated on a memorial at Suva, Fiji. Number of Identified Casualties: 3,119 - this figure includes Foreign and Non-World War graves in CWGC care. Australian Government, World War II Nominal Roll (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/). Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org.uk/register/register.html). Australian Government, World War II Nominal Roll (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/). Commonwealth War Graves Commission (http://www.cwgc.org.uk/register/register.html).
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