|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
|Object type||Letters, Typescript|
|Place made||Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/1413|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Moran, Francis (Captain, b.1877 - d.1915)
Collection relating to the service of Captain Francis Moran, 15 Battalion, AIF, Egypt, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of twenty-one letters (original handwritten and typed copies) written by Captain Francis Moran to his mother in Queensland, during 1915.
Biographical note: Captain Francis Moran, 15 Battalion, AIF; bank clerk turned Area Officer; of Brisbane, Queensland; born Springsure, Queensland, 27 June 1877; educated privately; served in the Australian Commonwealth Force, South African War; became an area officer in the CMF in 1911; joined the AIF on 23 September 1914 as a Lieutenant; 16 December 1914 - promoted Captain; 2 May 1915 - wounded at Anzac; 7 August - wounded again at Anzac in the assault on Hill 971; 20 August 1915 - died at sea, aboard Hospital Ship Aquitania. Buried at sea. Mother; Ellen Moran (nee Desmond). Father; Charles Ignatius Moran.