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Alan Vincent Moffatt

  • Service number
    WWII 458861 AWMM
  • Also known as
    • Alan Moffat AWMM
    • Mawhete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
  • War
Unknown, photographer [ca. 1944]. Portrait of brothers, Joseph (left) and Alan Moffatt (right) in military uniform.  Photograph is attached to photocopied page, handwritten above print "Joe (left); Alan (right). My brother was killed at Immola [sic]... a long straigt road. (taken late 1944?)"  Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira - Rangi Mawhete Collection - PH-1996-1-25-001. Cultural permissions apply.
Unknown, photographer [ca. 1944]. Portrait of brothers, Jose … Read more

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alan Vincent AWMM
  • Surname
    Moffatt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Alan Moffat AWMM
    • Mawhete AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 458861 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
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  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM 106 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs J. Moffat (wife), 106 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 February 1944 AWMM Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 458861 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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Biographical information

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  • Son of The Hon. William Moffat, M.L.C., and of Kathleen Moffat (nee McGline), of Palmerston North

    Three brothers served in WW2: Alan Vincent Moffatt (458861); William Moffat (RNZAF) and Joseph Raymon Moffat (NZ424871). Will flew Lancasters over Europe. Joe flew fighters over Italy and was killed in 1945. Alan fought as an officer with the 28 (Maori) Battlion.

    Name spelled variously as Moffatt and Moffat. Mother's maiden name spelled as McGlone by CWGC (October 2010)

    Auckland Museum, Scars on the Heart Gallery. Item on display is: a hat and souvenirs taken from a German padre killed at Faenza are on display at the Auckland War Memorial Museum exhibition 'Slogging up Italy' of 'Scars on the Heart'. Alan Moffat (458861) is quoted, 'I was lucky, he was unlucky.' AWMM
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Death

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Sources

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  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 13 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1944 to 31st March, 1944). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 13: WW2 86 AWMM
    • Mawhete, Rangi. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-96/39. AWMM
    • Cody, J. (1956). 28 (Maori) Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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