Name: Bartholomew John Moran

 

Birth Date: 1889 Where: New South Wales
Died: 20 September, 1917 Where: Ypres (Menin Road), Belgium
Place of Enlistment: Perth, WA Age: 27
Serial Number: 3198 Battalion: 28th
Rank on Enlistment: Private Rank on Discharge/Death: T/Sergeant

Awards: British War Medal 1914 - 1920, Victory Medal,

 

Photograph Moran

 Service Details:

 

 

28 August

1915                      Enlisted

16 March

1916                      Taken on strength, Ismailia

21 March

1916                      France

6/7 June

1916                      Trench Raid

29 July – 27 Aug.

1916                      Pozieres (Sausage Valley)

4 August

1916                      Pozieres

6 September

1916                      Belgium

17 March

1917 mmmmmmmPromoted Corporal

11 June

1917                      To hospital

9 August

1917                      Rejoined Battalion

1 September

1917 mmmmmmmPromoted T/Sergeant

20 September

1917 mmmmmmmKilled in Action, Battle of Menin Road

 

Biographical Details:

Bartholomew John Moran was born to John and Agnes Moran in Queanbeyan NSW in 1889.
It is not known when Bartholomew moved to WA but at enlistment he was living in a suburb of Perth.  He gave his employment as Blacksmith’s Striker. Bartholomew had married Lucy Lavan Sherlock in 1913. They had a daughter Lucy who was born in 1914.
Bartholomew was part of the 7th Reinforcement of the 28th Battalion.  After training in WA and Egypt he was finally taken on strength in Ismailia in March 1916, just five days before being transferred to France.
On the June Trench Raid, Bartholomew was one of Lt Arnold Brown’s Bomb Throwers who were part of the Right Bombing Party.  He was also one of the raiders who were court martialled for Failing to Parade at Victoria Station at the end of their London Special Leave.  He was awarded 14 days Field Punishment No. 2.
Bartholomew survived several battles without receiving a wound but was hospitalised twice - on the first occasion with a Sebaceous Cyst and on the second with Syphilis, perhaps contracted during the Special Leave to England a few weeks earlier.
In March 1917 Bartholomew was promoted Corporal and in September made Temporary Sergeant.  He was killed in action at Menin Gate just three weeks later.
Bartholomew’s body was not recovered and his name appears on Panel 23 of the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium and the Australian War Memorial.
Bartholomew’s Service Medals and the Memorial Scroll and Plaque were presented to his wife.  In 1927 she remarried.

        The charge sheet for Bartholomew Moran's court martial