Const Moore

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Importance of Const Moore (6719)

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Nicolson replaced by Hare 2/6/1880 In July Ass Com Nicolson started regular rifle practice for the officers stationed at Benalla. See my scores (RC1014) Photograph Glenrowan Siege 28/6/1880

Arrival from Wangaratta

I arrived at Glenrowan from Wangaratta. (RC9402)

By about 6.30am I passed on and went to the back of the stockyard outside the fence. Const Caussey and I were at the tree behind this fence. The KellyGang's horses were standing inside the fence. If the outlaws attempted to come out and make an escape with their armour on to mount the horses, we could shoot the horses and so prevent them. (RC9427)

See also (Argus29/3/82)


I accompanied Ned Kelly on his return trip to Beechworth for his committal (Argus2/8/80)

Kelly Reward Board

Following the meetings of the Reward Board in December 1880 I recieved a reward of about £115

I gave evidence to the inquiry to review the Royal Commission's decision relating to Sgt Steele. (Argus29/3/82)

Early Service I was born and grew up in Warrnambool, south west Victoria, the son of Irish immigrants James Moore and Catherine (nee Murphy). 

I joined Victoria Police in June 1875. 

My occupation on joining was given as `shoemaker` which was the occupation noted on his father`s records (cobbler/shoemaker). 

I may have lied about my age to join, as originally my date of birth was given as 1 June 1956, and this was corrected in later records to mys actual D.O.B some 10 months later.

Later Service   Following my experience at Glenrowan, I served in a number of different localities around Victoria. 

I was made up to Snr Constable on 1 January 1894, but I was shortly thereafter (26 October same year) reduced to rank of Constable, after being cited for `Misconduct as a Snr Constable". 

I was found guilty of `entering the Athletic Club Hotel in East Ballarat (Gordon?) at 11.35 pm, whilst in charge of men on night section (night shift) without giving lawful excuse to Snr Constable Boyce" (presumably the OIC). 

I had already been reprimanded for leaving my post earlier in the year (21 March) whilst in charge of a section from 5pm to 9pm, "and having mys tea in the "Pressroom" (crib room?) at the Ballarat East Station. 

I died of typhoid fever at the Police Depot Hospital this 8th day of May 1899.


wife married?... children ?.... home ?..

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