Moore-Jones, Horace (Millichamp)
- Anne Gray
(b Malvern Wells, Worcs., 1868; d Hamilton, April 3, 1922).
New Zealand draughtsman, illustrator and teacher of English birth, best known for his Gallipoli sketches. In his formative years he painted portraits and allegorical works and around 1912 he moved to London, where he enrolled at the Slade School of Fine Art. He subsequently joined Pearson’s Magazine as a staff artist.
When World War I broke out in 1914, Moore-Jones joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in Britain, giving his age as 32, serving in Egypt and Gallipoli with the 1st Field Company of New Zealand Engineers. He participated in the allied landing at Anzac Cove in April and was subsequently attached to Lieutenant-General Sir William Birdwood’s headquarters’ staff. He produced topographical pencil and watercolour sketches of the terrain under dangerous conditions, which provided the basis for planning operations in this area. Injured in 1915, he was invalided to Britain, where he made further watercolours based on his Gallipoli experiences. These watercolours are picturesque views, painted with a light, controlled touch, in the English tradition. They were shown in Britain, and later toured New Zealand where thousands attended the exhibitions and heard his talks about the Gallipoli campaign....