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Surname MOORE
Given Name(s) or Initial(s) John Hartley
Regimental Number 179
Unit Name 4th South Australian Imperial Bushmen
Extracts and Comments
(from Sources as shown)

Murray: killed at Palmietfontein 12.7.1900.
Source:# 1066 S. Aust. memorial in Vredefort cemetery says 179 Tpr. JH MOORE age 25 killed in action at Stinkoutoom 24.6.1900, photo.
URL3: farmer aged 24 single.
URL4: Pte. JH MORRE, memorial St. Peter's Cathedral Adelaide SA.
Source:# 1316 memorial stone erected in Vredefort Cemetery by Capt. SC MCFARLANE DSO for S. African Graves Fund c1904-5.
URL5: photo.
URL7: The Departed Brave. Sunday, 19.9.1909 was a memorable tho' sad day to many who attended the Memorial Service to the soldiers from South Australia who died in South Africa during the Boer War. There was a mammoth gathering to witness the ceremony, at the Memorial Statute in Adelaide on the occasion. The following is the Roll Call of the South Australian heroes who lost their lives. First Contingent. Surgeon-Mjr. TOLL, Lieut. POWELL, Cpls. HEINJUS and KLAFFER, Tprs. SMITH and MATHEWS. Second Contingent. Lieut. GORDON, Tptr. MARSHALL, Tprs. BARTLETT, MARSDEN, and HARDY. Third Contingent. Capt. HUBBE, Cpl. CURRIE, Tprs. MILLMAN and SLOAN. Fourth Contingent. Sgt. MCCABE, Saddler MITCHELL, Tptr. DAVIS, Tprs. PROSSER, MOORE, NICHOLAS, PAGE, HONNER, PALMER, GOODES, WOODHAM, LANDSELL and TOTHILL. Fifth Contingent. Capt. HIPWELL Reg. Sgt.-Mjr. MCGILLIVRAY, QMS SCHUMANN, Sgts. HAMILTON, RUST, and MERCER. Cpl. WHITE, Lce.-Cpl. HAMP, Tprs. GIBB, WHITTLE, MAY, HORSEFALL, GLUYAS, COCHRANE, HIRTH, VICKERY and SIMMONS. Sixth Contingent. Sgt. MURRIE, Lce.-Cpl BARRON, Tprs. BENNIER, WALTER, EWINS, MARSHALL, CROFT, MAIN, TEATE and BEARE. 2nd Australian Commonwealth Horse. Tprs. BROWNLEY, SPILLANE and TAEUBER.
Source References
Murray: Official Records of the Australian Contingents etc. page(s) 361 391
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1066
Register: The Register newspaper South Australia 1.5.1900 & 15.6.1901
Source:# Oz-Boer contributed source number 1316
PADN&FC: Port Augusta Dispatch, Newcastle and Flinders Chronicle newspaper date(s) 24.9.1909
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