Priscilla Moore Death, Obituary – Priscilla Moore, a The family of Private Arthur Moore, a former resident of Whatley, was deeply saddened to learn of his passing on March 1st. About fourteen years ago, Private Moore, a member of the 5th Battalion Australian Expeditionary Force, departed Whatley for Australia, where he remained up until last year. He was one of the first people in Australia to answer the call of the Motherland when war broke out.
The son of Henry Albert and Elizabeth Thurzia Moore, Arthur Moore was born in Warminster, Wiltshire, somewhere around 1880, according to the Somerset Standard of March 17, 1916. There isn’t much more information on his early life, although his service records do contain some information.
On January 12, 1915, Private Moore enlisted in the military in Colac, Victoria, some 150 km west of Melbourne. His service papers show that he was employed as a bartender and that he had volunteered for the Yeoman Cavalry for five years. According to Arthur’s medical record, he was 168 lbs (76.2 kg) in weight and 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.
He had light skin, blue eyes, and fair hair. Francis Moore, probably Arthur’s brother, was listed as his next-of-kin in his service records, but Arthur also stated