Enlistment Address

Riverview, Gilgandra, New South Wales

Service Number



18th Battalion, C Company


RTA 4 December 1915


MOON Arnold Cecil939


Arnold Cecil Moon was a labourer of Gilgandra when he enlisted on 19 March 1915 and trained at Liverpool Camp, NSW. While in camp he was promoted to Lance Corporal. He was 5’ 5 1/2” tall, 145 lbs (65.7kgs), chest 33 ½”, fresh complexion, good vision, blue eyes, fair hair and a brown mark on his right buttock. Arnold was born in England and arrived in Australia in May 1914 at age 16. He put his age up from 17 to 19 when he enlisted. His next of kin was his father, Alfred Moon of Bristol England.

Lance Corporal Arnold Moon embarked from Sydney on board Transport A40 ‘Ceramic’ on 25 June 1915 with the 18th Battalion, C Company and trained at Zeitoun, Cairo in Egypt. He reported to duty with the 18th battalion on 16 September 1915 on Gallipoli. On 2 October 1915 he was promoted to Temporary Corporal while at Monash Gully.

Arnold was wounded in action on 14 October 1915 and suffered a gunshot wound to his scrotum. He was transferred back to Alexandria on the Hospital Ship ‘Valdivia’ and admitted to the 21st General Hospital. After treatment he was sent back to Australia on 4 November 1915 on the Hospital Ship ‘Karoola’ and arrived on 4 December 1915.

Private Arnold Moon was discharged on 27 April 1916 and was issued the 1914/15 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. He married Hazel Skinner at the Church of England Church on 7 September 1918 and died in 1971 in the Parramatta district.

The War Unit Diary for October 1915 does not exist for the 18th Battalion but a diary for the 20th Battalion is available online. Arnold served in the Second World War and his service number was N76793. His records have not been digitised and are not available online.

For Arnold’s grandson Garry Mostyn

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