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MOORE, Norman Richard

HMAS Kangaroo (I)

HMAS Kangaroo (I) (Source: Royal Australian Navy)


Norman Richard Moore (S3584) was born on 3 February 1911 in Sydney, to Bertram Richard and Sadie Moore of 85 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, New South Wales. According to the 1936 Australian Electoral Roll, he lived at 9 Shaw Street, Bondi, and was a cane worker.

Norman Moore joined the Royal Australian Naval Reserve on 6 August 1939, serving as a Cook on HMAS Penguin, HMAS Cerberus and then on HMAS Kangaroo.

HMAS Kangaroo, under the command of Lieutenant Leslie C. Parnell RANR(S), arrived in Darwin on 13 January 1941, patrolling and maintaining the Darwin anti-submarine boom net until 14 March 1942. During the Japanese attack on Darwin, on 19 February 1942, she suffered some damage and one fatality, Norman Moore. He was thirty-one years old. In the Sydney Morning Herald, 19 February 1943, he was remembered by his mother, father, Ada, Celia, Jack, and Joan.

He was buried at Kahlin Beach on 20 February 1942, and reburied at Berrimah War Cemetery on 28 June 1942. His final resting place is Adelaide River War Cemetery Grave No. G.A. 12.

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