Ordinary Seaman Leslie Raymond Arthur Moore

Service number 4875
Birth Date 1900-08-23
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brighton
Death Date 1918-04-10
Death Place Adriatic Sea
Final Rank Ordinary Seaman
Service Royal Australian Navy
Unit HMAS Torrens
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Ordinary Seaman Leslie Raymond Arthur Moore (4875) was born in Brighton, Victoria, on 23 August 1900. He enlisted in the RAN in May 1915. In April 1918 his ship, HMAS Torrens, was sent to rescue the crew of a damaged Italian destroyer, Benedetto Cairoli, in the Adriatic Sea. Leslie was swept overboard in heavy seas. He was 17 years and 7 months old. He is commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial, UK.


  • Roll of Honour:

    HMAS Torrens
    First World War, 1914-1918
    Ordinary Seaman


Date of birth 23 August 1900
Date of death 10 April 1918