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Herbert Clifton Moase

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Herbert Clifton AWMM
  • Surname
    Moase AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Mick AWMM
    • Herb AWMM
  • Service number
    13575 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 March 1914 AWMM RiverheadAuckland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 1 November 1939 AWMM 2RD, Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM C/o R.A. Bebbington, Winchmore RD, Canterbury, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr J. Moase (father), Riverhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mr J. Moase (father), Riverhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1941 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Libya AWMM
    • Tunisia AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13575 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Suffered minor shrapnel and bullet wound and was admitted to 3 General Hospital. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Husband of Shirley

    Sergeant Moase served for a total of five years and 178 days with 26 Battalion.

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 1999. Temporary Corporal at time of embarkation with the 3rd Echelon. Nominal Roll No 3 shows Temporary Corporal Moase embarked as part of 30 Battalion. The 30 Battalion history, Pacific Kiwis (Bioletti, 1947), records the 3rd Echelon drafts to the 30th Battalion were first sent on active service to Fiji then returned to New Zealand to be included with Middle East military reinforcements embarking for Egypt

    Sergeant H. C. Moase, MM, m.i.d., Bronze Star (US); Kumeu, Auckland; born Riverhead, 11 Mar 1915; stable assistant. (Source: Norton, F. D. 26 Battalion. p.361.)

    'Colonel Richards found he could do little to alter the situation in the town. After the infantry positions had been determined, heavy artillery and mortar concentrations were fired on the parts of the town still held by the enemy. Closer support could not be given because of the breakdown in communications. It had been expected that the maintenance of line communications would be relatively simple after dawn but the contrary was the position. Early in the morning Sergeant Moase had left Tac HQ to repair the line to A Coy HQ. For hours there was no news of him. The line was not working, so Lt Pritchard set out to find him and also to repair it. After passing the RAP, which had been set up the night before in the gaol in the northern end of the town, the Signals officer encountered heavy mortar and machine-gun fire which eventually forced him to discontinue his efforts. Ahead Sergeant Moase was busy repairing the many breaks in the line, caused not only by shell and mortar fire but also by jagged pieces of masonry and ironwork. His efforts were of no use; no sooner had one break been mended than the line was cut in another place. Nevertheless the signallers tried hard and persisted in their dangerous work, but by the end of the day they had to admit failure.' (Source: Norton, F. D. 26 Battalion. pp. 361-2.) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    1 October 2010 AWMM
    Age 96 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 30 October 2010 AWMM
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Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 333 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1942). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 5 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1941 to 30 September, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 5: WW2 149 AWMM
    • Sutherland, J. (1989). Gallantry awards to New Zealanders in World War Two. Christchurch, N.Z.: Regal Medals. AWMM
      p.83 AWMM
    • Taylor, A. (1998). The New Zealand roll of honour : New Zealanders who have served their country in peace and war : 150 years, 1845-1995. Auckland, N.Z.: Roll of Honour Publications. AWMM
      p.753 AWMM
    • Briolette, H.L. (1947). Pacific Kiwis: Being the Story of the Service In the Pacific of the 30th Battalion, Third Division, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Wellington, N.Z.: Reed. AWMM
      pp. 9 -16, 134 AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.359. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.361-2. AWMM
    • Norton, F. (1952). 26 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
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