Arthur Thomas Moore

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Arthur Thomas Moore
Born (1830-09-20)20 September 1830
Carlingford, County Louth
Died 25 April 1923(1923-04-25) (aged 92)
Dublin, Ireland
Buried at Mount Jerome Cemetery
Service/branch Indian Army
Rank Major General
Battles/wars Anglo-Persian War
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross

Arthur Thomas Moore VC CB (20 September 1830 – 25 April 1923) was born in Carlingford, County Louth and educated at the East India Company College. He was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


He was 26 years old, and a lieutenant in the 3rd Bombay Light Cavalry, Indian Army during the Persian War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 8 February 1857 at the Battle of Khushab, Persia, Lieutenant Moore who was Adjutant of the Regiment, was probably the first in the attack, but his horse, on leaping into the square, fell dead, crushing his rider and breaking his sword. Lieutenant Moore extricated himself, but he would almost certainly have lost his life had not another lieutenant (John Grant Malcolmson) fought his way to his dismounted comrade and carried him to safety. In this battle Lieutenant Moore also charged an infantry square of 500 Persians at the head of his regiment and jumped his horse over the enemy's bayonets.

He later achieved the rank of major general. He died 8 Waterloo Place, Dublin, 25 April 1923 and is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

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