17 April 2011

Victoria Cross: G. R. D. Moor


Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion The Hampshire Regiment.

Born: 22 October 1896, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Died: 3 November 1918, Mouveaux, France

Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and resource on 5th June, 1915, during operations south of Krithia, Dardanelles. When a detachment of a battalion on his left, which had lost all its officers, was rapidly retiring before a heavy Turkish attack, Second Lieutenant Moor, immediately grasping the danger to the remainder of the line, dashed back some 200 yards, stemmed the retirement, led back the men, and recaptured the lost trench.
This young officer, who only joined the Army in October, 1914, by his personal bravery and presence of mind, saved a dangerous situation.

[London Gazette issue 29240 dated 24 Jul 1915, published 23 Jul 1915.]

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