The Rupert Vance Moon Memorial Garden was unveiled at Mount Duneed Cemetery, in Williams Road, on 12 May 2008 by members of 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment.
Rupert (Mick) Moon won a Victoria Cross in the closing stages of the battle at Bullecourt. His parents, Arthur Moon and Helen née Dunning married at St Olave's Church, Exeter, Devon on 5 February 1884 and migrated to Australia soon after. He was born at Bacchus Marsh on 14 February, 1892.
He spent his early years at Maffra in Gippsland. He attended Kyneton Grammar School. He served in both world wars. He married Susan Vincent on 18 December 1931 at St George's Presbyterian Church and had a son and a daughter. He lived for many years at Calder Park, Mount Duneed and was living at Barwon Heads at the time of his death. He died at Bellarine Private Hospital, Whittington on 28 February 1986. He was given a funeral with full military honours on 4 March at All Saint's Church of England, Barwon Heads. He is buried in the Anglican section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery. He was the second last Australian VC survivor from World War 1.
His siblings were:
John Dunning Moon — born in Richmond, Victoria 1885 died 1899
Dorothy Neil Moon — born in St Kilda 1888 , Victoria, died 1962 in Melbourne
Constance Josephine Moon — born in South Yarra 1890, Victoria 1890
Arthur Stapley Moon — born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria 1894, died 1960 in Melbourne
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