Maffra and District Historical Society

M&DHS operates the Maffra Sugar Beet Museum, part of the Local History Collection at the Maffra Library, and a Dairy Museum at the Robotic Dairy at Winnindoo.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Lieutenant Rupert Vance Moon VC

Lieut Rupert Vance Moon

Lieutenant Rupert Vance Moon VC often appears on honour rolls in Maffra as, some time prior to his enlistment in 1914, he worked at the National Bank in the town. For example, he is included on the Honour Roll in St John's Anglican Church.

Lieut. Moon joined as a private, but was promoted through the ranks (at one time being a Sgt-Trumpeter). He served at Gallipoli, but won his Victoria Cross at Bullecourt in 1917. His entry, from the National Bank Record of Service, published in 1921, appears below.

Moon citation

The Avenue of Honour at his birthplace in Bacchus Marsh includes Moon Reserve. This Avenue of Honour is under threat from road extensions.


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