Noel Leslie Moore 5 Feb 1922 Liettinna, Tasmania Australia - 4 May 1941 Tobruk Libya
youngest son of Albert Edward Moore and Rose Elizabeth Jenkins

Service Australian Army     Service Number TX202
  enlisted  20 oct 1939 at Launceston Tasmania Australia
                                                                                      Posting on Death with
                                                                  2/12 AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY  BATTALION
                                                         age at death 19 buried at Kinghtsbridge War Cemetery

The World War Two Cemeteries are around Tobruk about 1500 kilomtres east of Tripoli, the capital of Libya.
Knightsbridge War Cemetery is 25 kilometres west of Tobruk, in open country south of the main road from Tobruk to Derna and Benghazi. A rough track from the main road leads to the cemetery and then south to the area in which was fought the battle of the Knightsbridge "box". There is no tarmac on the rough track but it is suitable for vehicles.
The youngest son and 8th of 9 children for Ally and Liz Moore, Noel Leslie Moore enlisted for army service in October 1939. He was 17 years of age. A country boy reared to work on a farm, he knew courage and stamina in all conditions and weather.  The tragedy of war is the loss of lives too young to have really lived life as we would wish him to know it, and yet in those 18 months of army service Noel would have  experienced hardship, 'mateship', exhultation and emotion most of us will never know. I know my Dad, grieved the loss of his brother all his days. Noel was spoken of with so much love and cherished forever within the hearts of the family he left behind.

Historical Information:

The defence against Rommel's drive across Cyrenaica towards Suez consisted of a number of irregularly spaced strong points or 'boxes' linked by deep minefields. Those nearest the Axis forces were held by infantry, while those further back served as reserve static positions and as bases from which the armour could operate. The chief 'box', known as Knightsbridge, was round a junction of tracks about 20 kilometres west of Tobruk and 16 kilometres south of Acroma, commanding all the tracks by which supplies came up to the front. The Eighth Army's advance fuelling stations and airfields were at Acroma, El Adem, El Duda, Sidi Rezegh and Gambut, while by February 1941, Gazala aerodrome, taken from the Italians early in the campaign, housed two Commonwealth squadrons. Knightsbridge was thus a key position, and the pivot on which the armour manoeuvred during the heavy fighting which commenced in late May 1941. Fierce actions were fought at all these places, and a battlefield cemetery was created at each for the burial of the dead. The graves of many of those who gave their lives during the campaign in Libya were later gathered into Knightsbridge War Cemetery from the battlefield burial grounds and from scattered desert sites. The men who fought and died with them, but have no known grave, are commemorated on The Alamein Memorial which stands in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt. There are now 3,651 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated in Knightsbridge War Cemetery. 993 of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate a number of casualties known or believed to be buried among them.
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The 2/12th Battalion
The 2/12th Battalion officially came into being with the appointment of its first commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel John Field, on 13 October 1939. Two months would pass, however, before the 2/12th paraded as a whole. Two fifths of the battalion was recruited from Tasmania and initially trained at the newly-built camp at Brighton, while the remainder were recruited from North Queensland and began their training attached to the 2/9th Battalion at Redbank. The battalion was united at Rutherford in New South Wales on 11 December. It subsequently relocated to Ingleburn on 12 January 1940 and on 5 May sailed with the 18th Brigade of the 6th Australian Division for the Middle East.

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Noel Leslie Moore Siblings

Doreen Merle Moore    1911 - 1999
Gladys Olive Moore    1913 - 2002
Robert Francis Moore 1914 - 2003
Gordon Albert Moore  1916 - 1943
George Henry Moore  1917 -2001
Albert John Moore 1919 -1987
Francis James Moore 1920 - 1956
Margaret Mary Moore 1927 -

Noel Leslie Moore
son of Albert Edward Moore & Rose Elizabeth Jenkins

Great Great Great grandparents
Henry Jenkins 1758 - & Mary King 1763 - 1860
                                          (Mary King's line traces back to 1390)
Francis Surman  1727 - 1798 & Elizabeth Doney 1744 -1814
                                           (Francis Surman line traces back to 1660)
Thomas Rose abt 1760  & Edith 1761 -
Thomas Lanfire 1741 - 1818  & Isabella Witts 1776 - 1802
              (Lanfier/Lanfire/Lanfear line traces back to 1500 Languedoc, France)

Great Great Grandparents
Robert Jones 1811 - Eleanor Jones 1813 -
Richard Edwards 1800 - & Mary
John Jenkins 1791 -1886     & Charlotte Elizabeth Surman 1789 - 1869
Thomas Dunstan  & Jane Palmer
Henry Rose  1795 -1844  & Sarah Osman 1809 -1884
William Lanfear 1790 -1871 & Sarah Rouse 1776 -1841

Great grandparents
George Moore 1811-1856 & Mary Symmonds (Simmons) 1816 -
Robert Jones 1835 -1919  & Margaret Edwards 1834 -1906
Thomas Perrin Surman Jenkins 1812-1882& Louisa Jane Dunstan 1820 -1895
William Rose 1840 -   & Emily Jane Lanfier (Lanfear) 1841 -

George Alfred Francis Moore 1851 -1926 & Mary Ann Jones 1857-1929
Francis Jenkins 1852 -1887  & Alice Emma Rose 1869- 1947