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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Moore R D    Pte    231    Ralph Deane         22 Inf Bn    18    Clerk    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Mt Alexander Rd, 483    

Next of Kin:    Moore, A S, father, 483 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    23 Mar 1915        

Embarked:     A38 Ulysses 10 May 1915     


Moore R D  Pte 2318  Ralph Dean     58 Inf Bn     details as above

Embarked   A67 Orsova 1 Aug 1916


Relatives on Active Service:

Moore-J-E-Pte-208  brother


Date of Death: 27/09/1917  6th Field Amb

CWGC:  "Son of Arthur Stroud Moore and Margaret Jane Moore. Native of Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia".



Gerald Richard Deagen, John D. Wilton, Nor

man R. Strachan, James Victor White, John

Thomas Dunn and Ralph Dean Moore were each

fined 10, in default ten days' detention at

Queenscliff for disciplinary offences.

Mr. Read Murphy: This act is the crown of

the Education Act, and is an excellent adjunct

to it. The one develops the mind and the other

the body. You lads must realise that it is for no

one's good so much as for your own.

TRAINEES AT ESSENDON. (1914, July 14). The Age

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 11.




Essendon Gazette 22 July 1915


Private Ralph Moore writes to his parents from Heliopolis, under date
14/6/l5, as follow:-

"We have done nothing but look at strange sights since we left Mt. Sinai, in the Red Sea. The Suez Canal is guarded night and day by British soldiers. I have been in hospital, suffering from pneumonia; but at time of writing have recovered. We only drill in the mornings and evenings here, on account of the great heat."


Private Moore sends a copy of the paper published on board, which contains some very interesting matter, including a message from Lieut.-Col. R. A.  Crouch, C.0., 22nd Battalion, which reads as follows:—"'The editor has asked me to write a few lines in the first issue of the "Odyssey," and I gladly accept the opportunity, as I welcome its issue as another link in unity in the good comradeship of the 22nd.  Our corps is a war corps only; and raised for a special purpose, as were the great troops of Oliver Cromwell. It is in  remembering his words that I feel our Battalion motto is incomplete. His words to his troops -the greatest  and most successful England ever raised——were: "Trust in God and keep your powder dry." This was a great lead, as no man ever made good in this life or the next unless he had the fear of God in his heart. So I add to our Battalion motto ‘Fear God only.' The Angel of the Lord encampeth around them that fear Him, and life delivereth them. And so, my soldiers and comrades, I ask you to remember that whenever we sing V.O.T.B.G., we mean ‘Fear God only, and wipe out the Germans'. With this inspiration in our hearts, and with solemn determination to do our best to  serve our God, our Country, and our Battalion, we will, whether we live or  die, succeed."

The good-bye messages from the Governor-General (Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson), and Sir John Madden are published, and as the troopship sailed through the Heads, Queenscliff signalled "Good luck; many victories, safe return." There are reports of concerts and promotions, and a deal of  information is included in the ship’s newspaper.


MOORE.-Killed in action. 27/9/17, Private Ralph Deane, of the 6th Field Ambulance, third dearly loved son of A. S. and M. J. Moore, 483 Mt. Alexander road, Moonee Ponds, after two and a half years active service, brother of Arthur, Lulu, Hazel, Belle, Dorrie, Jack (on active service, Lorna and Rex: aged 20 years and 9 months.


Family Notices. (1917, October 25). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 25, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604086


Pte. R. D. Moore, who was killed in action on 27th September, belonged to the 6th Field Ambulance, and was the third son of Mr. A. S. Moore, 483 Mt. Alexander road, Moonee Ponds. This lad, who was 20 years of age, has a brother on active service.


ROLL OF HONOUR. (1917, October 25). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 26, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74604095


Ascot Vale State School "Noble Deeds"

Moore, Ralph Deane, Private.  Born 1st Jan 1897.  Enlisted 15 March 1915.  He served as

a Private in the Infantry and in the 6th Field Ambulance.  He fought at Gallipoli and in

France at Bullecourt, Passchendaele and Ypres; and was killed in action at Menin Rd on

27th Sept 1917.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Ascot Vale State School*

Ascot Vale SS Noble Deeds

St Thomas' Anglican Church*

St Thomas' Memorial Hall

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours


In Memoriam


MOORE.-In loving memory of our dear son and
brother, Ralph Deane, stretcher bearer, 6th Field
Ambulance, killed in action, Passchendaele, Ridge.
September 27, 1917. 
His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him, that nature might stand up,    
And say to all the world. This was a man! 
-(Inserted by mother, father, and family. Mt.
Alexander road, Moonee Ponds.)

MOORE.-In sad and loving memory of my dear
brother, Ralph Deane, stretcher-bearer, killed in
action, September,27, 1917.
What pleasant hours, we once enjoyed,
How sweet their memory still:
But they have left an aching void
This world can never fill.
-(Inserted by his sister Lou, Myrnong crescent,

Family Notices. (1918, September 28). The Argus, p. 11.



MOORE. In loving memory of my dear brother

Ralph, stretcher-bearer, 6th F.A.; killed in action

near Ypres, September 27, 1917, aged 20 years

and 9 months. (Inserted by his sister Lou (Mrs.  



MOORE. In loving memory of our dear brother,

Ralph Deane, killed in action in France, Sep-  

tember 26, 1917.    

Gone west, with the gloryof the setting sun.

To the endless day of well earned rest;

For another hero's work is done,  

And another soul gone west.

(Inserted by his sisters, Lou, Hazel, and Dorrie)         

Family Notices. (1919, September 27). The Argus, p. 13.



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