Moran, Francis (Captain, b.1877 - d.1915)

Accession Number 1DRL/0508
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters, Typescript
Maker Moran, Francis
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/1413
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

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.

History / Summary

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.