Richard O Moore (Lance Corporal-service No 3/10847)

Richard was born in1882 Surlingham, to Henry and Sarah of Marsh Farm Ferry Road Surlingham. Sarah died in childbirth.

Richard went to live with Richard and Edith Osborne (his uncle and aunt) at the Post Office

His father Henry remarried Sophie Emily nee Baker in 1895

Richard served with the Norfolk Regiment in France and Flanders he was killed in action 27 July 1916 and is commemorated in France

He would have been awarded the following campaign medals:

  • Distinguished Conduct Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • British War Medal
  • Memorial Death Plaque WW1

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded to Richard for gallantry in the field in the face of the enemy. Richard Moore was also entitled to use the letters D.C.M. after his name.  Conferment of the D.C.M. gallantry award was announced in the London Gazette and accompanied by a citation.

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Established on 4th December 1854, during the Crimean War, the Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.C.M.) was a high-level award for bravely, being a second level military decoration to other ranks, and Non-Commissioned Personnel of the British Army and Commonwealth Countries eligible for this award.

The Distinguished Conduct Medal was regarded as second only to the Victoria Cross in prestige.

See below for Richard O Moore which is a copy of the notification of release of personal effects to his father.