10/1924 Clifford Joseph Moore NZEF
NZEF 10/ Trio - Moore
The 1914/15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal issued to 10/1924 Clifford Joseph Moore, who suffered shell concussion whilst in the line at Gallipoli.
Clifford Moore was born 25th September 1895 at Johnsonville near Wellington. Son of James Joseph and Marion Moore (née Bryant). By the time of his enlistment in the NZEF in January 1915 Moore was working for his father on the family farm at Heatherlea near Levin. He was posted to the 4th Reinforcements, and joined his company (17th Ruahine) on Galipoli in mid-June 1915. On 29th June 1915m during a Turkish bombardment on the lines at Amzac, Moore suffered a concussion from an exploding shell. He was evacuated off the peninsula to Egypt a week later. He was subsequently declared unfit for further service and returned to New Zealand for discharge.
Moore returned to Johnsonville, where he worked for many years as a butcher. He married Nellie Amanda Foster in 1922 and had a daughter born the following year. They divorced around 1930. Clifford Moore died at Wellington on 28th January 1954 at Wellington and is buried in the soldier's section of Karori Cemetery.
All medals correctly impressed 10/1924 PTE. C.J. MOORE. N.Z.E.F.