Bomber Command Clasp, attributed to Flight Lieut Gilbert Dennis Bartlett Moore, DFM, Royal Air Force, decorated with the Distinguished Flying Medal as an Air Gunner.
Bomber Command Clasp, as issued attached to full ribbon in fitted modern MoD plastic box with named label on bottom.
Wiltshire Times, 20th November 1943:
“A Former Railway Clerk, Sergt. Gilbert Dennis Bartlett Moore (No 12 Squadron) of Malmesbury, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, Sergt Moore joined the RAF in 1941, and is now an Air Bomber. He was born in Malmesbury in 1921.”
Giblert Dennis Bartlett Moore was born on 13th December 1921, in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The son of Cecil C. Moore and Mildred E. Moore, his fathers occupation was noted as “Railway Leading Panel Parts”.
He was educated at Malmesbury Secondary School and was awarded the Form Captain’s Prize during 1937 for English, French, Science and Mathematics, also being noted for his interest in theatre in the North Wilts Herald on 12th February 1937, performing at the Malmesbury Town Hall in Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”, mentioning: “G. D. B. Moore, the youngest of those with principal parts, was a success as ‘Marlow’. He assumed the air of a man about town who regarded ‘the modest woman as the most tremendous object in the whole creation’ with consummate skill.”
He was working as a Railway Clerk after leaving school by 1939, before enlisting with the Royal Air Force during 1941, aged 20 with service number “1315725”
Having been already awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, he was promoted straight from Flight Sergeant to Acting Pilot Officer in London Gazette 18th April 1944.
He died in Bath, Somerset during 1989.