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Ronald Selwyn Moore

Portrait, Ronald Moore (NZ404554), 21, in training in New Zealand (front) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Ronald Moore (NZ404554), 21, in training in New Zealand (front) - This image may be subjec …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ronald Selwyn AWMM
  • Surname
    Moore AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Torchy AWMM
  • Service number
    NZ404554 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 November 1919 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 January 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2 POW - Stalag Luft VI, Heydekrug, Lithuania AWMM
      13 December 1942 AWMM
      Shot down over North Africa AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag IV-D/Z, Annaburg, Germany AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 13 May 1944 AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    666 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Wounded in leg by shrapnel after his plane was shot down in North Africa. Plane burst into flames. Ronald Moore was taken by ambulance to hospital in Tripoli and from there to Naples. Treated in a hospital at Casserta (a converted palace). AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr E.B. Moore, Whangarei

    Cenotaph record initially prepared with the serviceman in 2003. The Government of Malta dignified the fiftieth anniversary of the presentation of the George Cross to the island in 1942 by striking the 'Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Medal'.

    MS collection contains copies of history of 267 Squadron, details of Stalag Luft 6 (including map of camp location and map of huts), photocopy of the signatures of New Zealanders who had broadcast messages from London to comrades in the Middle East, contained in a BBC's Giant Autograph Album. Details of a memorial to RAF POWs who died on the 'Long March'. The memorial is a sculpture by Pamela Taylor unveiled by the Duke of Edinburgh at the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, England. There is a history of the Long March giving numbers involved and dates. MS 2004/28. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    30 January 2008 AWMM
    Age 88 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Cremated AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Thinking of you Mum and Dad on this 2022 ANZAC Day, particularly when planes fly overhead. Love Chris
    Public - Christine - Child - 25 April 2022
  • Hi Grandpa. Your war stories are being passed on, generation to generation. My 7 year old daughter is very interested in all your courageous adventures. Anzac Day is always a very special time to remember you.
    Lots of love,
    Melissa, Nathan, Isla & Millie
    Public - Melissa - Direct descendant - 26 April 2020
  • Always thinking of you and Mum. Steve.
    Public - Steve - Child - 26 April 2020
  • Always remembered - Chris
    Public - Christine - Child - 25 April 2020
  • Remembered often, your legacy lives on strongly.
    Public - Ronald Stephen - Child - 2 November 2019
  • Remembered with love xChris
    Public - Christine - Child - 11 November 2018
  • Thinking of you - with love - Chris
  • Thinking of you Dad, particularly on this day of memories.
    Public - Christine - Child - 30 January 2017
  • Remembered with love.
    Public - Christine - Child - 11 November 2016
  • Very loved and always remembered.
    Public - Patricia Anne - Sibling - 18 September 2015



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  • External links
    Auckland Council. North burial and cremation records search
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Moore, Ronald Selwyn. Papers relating to service in Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) during World War II [2003]. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/28. AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). vol. 3 p. 592, p. 52 AWMM
    • This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM


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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 April 2022ChristineTaurangaChild
17 October 2020LewWhangarei Researcher
26 April 2020Melissa Auckland, New ZealandDirect descendant
26 April 2020SteveWhangamata NZChild
25 April 2020ChristineTaurangaChild

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