|Black & white - Print silver gelatin
|Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Lieutenant Charles Launcelot Moule, 10th Battalion, who was 35 year old ...
Studio portrait of Lieutenant Charles Launcelot Moule, 10th Battalion, who was 35 year old electrician from East Adelaide when he enlisted on 13 February 1915. He embarked for overseas from Adelaide with the 4th Reinforcements on 1 April 1915 aboard HMAT Port Lincoln and joined the 10th Battalion at Gallipoli on 22 June 1915. He was promoted to Captain (Capt) on 15 April 1916 and transferred to the newly formed 50th Battalion that arrived in France on 11 June 1916. Capt Moule was Mentioned in Despatches for his actions at Noreuil and Bellecourt, France, from 2 to 11 April 1917 and at Messines from 9 to 11 June 1917 and was later awarded a Military Cross (MC) for his actions near Zonnebeke and Broodseinde, Belgium, from 11 to 18 October 1917. After being wounded in the leg near Zonnebeke on 18 October 1917, he was evacuated to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station where he had his leg amputated. Capt Moule died on 19 October 1917 and was buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.