War Memorabilia & Australiana + Books, Stamps & Coins - Sale 7777 - Lot 40

 

12 November 2010,

Lot 40
Horace Millichamp Moore Jones (1869-1922)
Anzac Soldier, Trenches, Gallipoli,
Moore-Jones was in England in 1914 and joined the British section of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. He was sent to Gallipoli as a sapper with the engineers. As an accomplished artist he made many sketches at Gallipolli which were shown to the Royal Family and in 1916 exhibited in England then New Zealand and Australia. The whole collection was acquired by the Australian War memorial. Moore-Jones died as a result of injuries received helping people escape from fire in the Hamilton Hotel, New Zealand.
Watercolour 25.5 x 17.5cm
signed and dated lower left Sapper H. Moore-Jones 1915
Estimate $25,000-40,000
Sold for $25,000