John Thomas Moore MM served with Hawke Battalion RNVR. The award was gazetted in 1919. Moore came from the Gravesend area and was the son of Mr Alfred Moore of The Darnley Arms, Trafalgar Road, Gravesend.
The medal came into the possession of the IWM via the Gravesend Police where it was lodged in their Property Office. All attempts to locate the owner had failed and it was therefore gifted to the IWM rather than destroyed.