The book was launched by former EU Commissioner, Charlie McCreevy, at Racket Hall Hotel, recently. The book focuses upon Brigadier Murray Moten, (1899-1953), commanded 2/27 battalion, A.I.F in the Syrian campaign of 1941, for which he was awarded the D.S.O. Years before in 1845, Murray’s grandfather John Letsome Moten stood in the dock at Nenagh Assizes to hear sentence of transportation for life imposed on him. He could hardly have dreamt that a century later his grandson would be one of Australia’s most outstanding army commanders in World War 2.
Claie O Meara (nee Moten)John Moten, Anne Moten,Ann O Toole
( NEE Moten) Tony O Toole
Mick Smith, Patsy Treacy, Roscrea Credit Union, Charlie McGreevy
Liam Doran, Charlie McGreevey
Liam Doran, Anne Moten John Moten
Paul Conroy, and Mary ( Nee Moten) Theresa Ryan ( Nee Moten) Michael Ryan
Francisco, John Moten, Anne Moten, Liam Doran, Marie,and Frank Tapparo
The book was written by popular local man, liam Doran who is a great grand nephew of John Moten. Copies of the book, are now available, price €15. Copies available directly from Liam or Brian king at Roscrea Credit Union.