Ralph Ingram Moore

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First name: Ralph

Middle name: Ingram

Last name: Moore

Personal information:

Captain R. I. Moore, M.C., D.C.M., enlisted as a private in 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion, A.I.F. in 1914, left Australia 20 Oct. 1914 on the troopship Euripides, saw action at Gallipoli where he won the Military Cross, and in France, 1917. Eric Moore, his brother, was a wireless operator on S. S. Euripides and served on other ships, later transferring to the Naval Air Service. He was killed in action in Belgium 7 October 1917. As well as the Military Cross, he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and the Victory Medal

Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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