|Alexander McDonnell Moore was born on 17 October 1858. He served almost his entire military career with the
89th Regiment of Foot/Royal Irish Fusiliers.
His first overseas active service took place with 2nd/Royal Irish Fusiliers - when he shipped out for the Sudan during
the Gordon Relief Expedition in 1884 where he took part in the battles of Teb, Tamai, the relief of Tokar and the
affair at Tamanieb.
Later serving is West Africa he was in command of the attack on Tambi on 14 March 1892 where he was wounded
and at the capture of Tambi on 7 April. As Commander of the Panguma column during the Sierra Leone Protectorate
Expedition of 1898-9 he was again wounded.
In command of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers during the Anglo-Boer War Moore saw action in Natal, the
Relief of Ladysmith, Colenso, Tugela Heights, Pieters Hill, the Transvaal, Cape Colony,and the Orange River.
Recalled to service as a Draft Conducting Officer during World War One with the rank of Major, he served in
France with the 4th Battalion, the Royal Irish Regiment.
His medals for these campaigns included:
Egypt Medal w/Clasp & Khedive's Star
Queen's West Africa Medal w/ Clasp
Queen's South Africa Medal w/4 clasps & King's South Africa Medal w/2 Clasps
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, World War One Victory Medal.
A date on his WWI Medal index card seems to indicate that he died in September 1930.
2nd Lieutenant - Royal North Down Militia - 3 March, 1876
Lieutenant in the Antrim Militia - 1879
2nd Lieutenant 89th Regiment of Foot - 22 July 1879
Lieutenant - 1 December, 1880
Captain - 12 August 1885
Temporary Major - 8 February, 1890
Seconded to the Sierra Leon Frontier Police - February 1890
Major - 5 August, 1891
Reserve of Officers - 5 August, 1891
Appointed Special Services Officer, Lagos Nigeria - November 1895
Retired - 2 August, 1902
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