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Rupert Moon Memorial Garden : 27-09-2013
Rupert Moon Memorial Garden : 27-09-2013

Photographs supplied by Nancy Alford

A garden commemorates Lieutenant Rupert Moon who was a recipeint of the Victoria Cross during World War One.

Rupert Theo Vance "Mick" Moon VC (14 August 1892 – 28 February 1986) was an Australian recipient  of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

He was 24 years old, and a lieutenant in the 58th Battalion (Victoria), Australian Imperial Force during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 12 May 1917 near Bullecourt, France, Lieutenant Moon's immediate objective was a position in advance of a hostile trench, and then against the trench itself, after the capture of which it was intended that his men should co-operate in a further assault. Although wounded in the initial advance, he reached the first objective, but was again wounded in the assault on the trench. He nevertheless continued to inspire and encourage his men and captured the trench, but was again wounded when consolidating the position. It was not until he was severely wounded for a fourth time that he agreed to retire from the fight.

He later achieved the rank of captain.

Location

Address:Williams Road, Cemetery, Mount Duneed, 3216
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -38.242357
Long: 144.319511
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Military
Actual Event STart Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Link: http://adbonline.anu.edu.au/adbonl…

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Monday 12th May, 2008
Front Inscription

RUPERT VANCE MOON V.C.  MEMORIAL GARDEN

 

Source: MA, ADB
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