Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS

William Thomas MOORE


Born: 1882

Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 1674

Birthplace: Collingwood, Victoria

Parents: John William Moore
Mary Ann Price

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


60th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement58th Battalion



Regimental Service Number: 1699

Enlistment date: 21 February, 1916 Melbourne

Age at enlistment: 34 years 1 month

Address at enlistment: Rockbank

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Father: John William Moore, C/- Rockbank Post Office

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 3 inches
Weight: 111 pounds
Complexion: Fresh
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Distinctive marks: 3 x vaccination marks left arm

Embarkation ship: HMAT A 17 Port Lincoln.

Rank: Private

Return Date: 10 January, 1918

Return Vessel: H.T. Corinthic.

Arrival at Australia: 3 March, 1918.

Discharge Date: 6 April, 1918

War Service Summary

21/02/1916 - Enlisted
06/03/1916 - With 39th Battalion, A Company
31/03/1916 - At Broadmeadows
01/05/1916 - Embarked from aboard HMAT A 17 Port Lincoln
10/06/1916 - Disembarked at Suez
09/07/1916 - Taken on strength, 5th Division details; Tel-el-Kebir
02/08/1916 - Embarked Alexandria per H. T. Piancouta
08/08/1916 - Disembarked Marseilles
21/08/1916 - Marched in to 15th Training Battalion; England
29/10/1916 - 2nd Reinforcements, 60th Battalion
30/11/1916 - 58th Battalion
11/11/1916 - Proceeding overseas to France per S.S. Golden Eagle to reinforce 58th Battalion
12/11/1916 - Marched in; Etaples
28/11/1916 - Marched out from Etaples
30/11/1916 - Joined 58th Battalion in the field
29/12/1916 - To 5th General Hospital; sick
30/12/1916 - Admitted to 5th General Hospital; haemorrhoids; Rouen
13/01/1917 - Transferred to No. 2 Convalescent Depot; Rouen
17/01/1917 - Marched in 5th ADBD ex hospital; Etaples
09/02/1917 - Marched out to 5th Division; attached P.B.; in the field
08/09/1917 - Classified by the Medical Board as P.B. due to defective hearing; in the field
06/11/1917 - Classified as unfit for service and returned to 5th Australian Division Base Depot
08/11/1917 - Marched in from 5th Division; Harve
21/11/1917 - Proceeded to England; Ear specialist and possible repatriation to Australia
24/11/1917 - Marched in from France; Weymouth
10/01/1918 - Embarked for return to Australia aboard H.T. Corinthic
03/03/1918 - Disembarked
06/04/1918 - Discharged; medically unfit, Chronic middle ear catarrh, deafness
07/04/1918 - Granted a War Pension of 15/- per fortnight

War Service Commemerated

Killed in action.


Melton Express
20 April 1918, p. 2

Despite the threatening weather on Saturday evening last, the Melton Mechanics' hall was well filled with local and district residents, who assembled to tender a "Welcome home" to Privates Cameron, Morris, and McDonald, and at the same time to bid bon voyage and au revoir to Privates G. Burland, E. Mulrooney, and Albert Coburn. Rev. F. Stanley Love was M.C., and read apologies for unavoidable absence from Privates Percy and Joe Exell, W. Moore and E. Minns (returned men….


Collingwood Reg. # 1674
Birth Registration 1882