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Thomas Moir

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Group of POWs in Stalag XVIIIA, Germany, December 1941, received in New Zealand in January 1942. Vincent Hayes is third from the left in the front row. He is believed to have been the oldest in the group. The others in the photograph have not been identified. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

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  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Moir AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    1481 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    4 January 1916 AWMM KaingaroaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 September 1939 AWMM 449 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs I. Moir (mother), 449 Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 January 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
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  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    1481 AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      1 June 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Sep 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Stalag XVIII-A, Wolfsberg, Austria AWMM
      Sep 1943 AWMM
    • WW2
      5 June 1943 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Salonike 8B 714 ER. 18A 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
      Germany, Europe 2NZEF, Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. N.Z. 1945.
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    WW2 23 May 1945 AWMM
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    5988 AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Thomas Moir was the son of G. and I. Moir

    Husband of Rachel

    Reported missing in June 1941; reported safe in Allied lines 14 April 1942; recaptured 4 June 1943.

    Staff Sergeant T. Moir, DCM, MM; Kiangaroa, Rotorua; born Gisborne, 4 Jan 1916; service station attendant; p.w. 1 Jun 1941; escaped 18 Jun 1941; returned to Egypt, Apr 1942; seconded to MI 5, May 1942, and returned to Crete; recaptured 5 Jun 1943. (Source: Kidson, A.L. Petrol Company. p.142.)

    'The official history, Crete, also details the adventures of other Petrol Company escapists, viz., Drivers J. Symes, F. P. H. McCoy, W. H. Swinburne, P. L. Winter and H. F. Mace. Besides breaking out in Crete, Winter also got away from a prison in Greece, after which he received a brutal beating-up. Symes dodged about, living in caves, and evading German round-up parties, for nearly two years. He finally made contact with a NZ staff-sergeant, T. Moir (who was helping with an escape organisation on Crete), and got off the island in May 1943.' (Source: Kidson, A.L. Petrol Company. p. 142.; Mason, W.W. Prisoners of War. p. 70.; Murphy, W.E. 2nd NZ Divisional Artillery. p. 165.) AWMM
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Death

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    22 December 1971 AWMM
    AWMM
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    Funeral Service was held on the 24th December, 1971 at Karori Cemetery Chapel. AWMM
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  • A brave and caring soldier, father, husband and citizen of New Zealand. Sadly missed.
    Public - Dudley Thomas - Child - 17 August 2015

Sources

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    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 126 AWMM
    • Polaschek, A. (1983). The Complete New Zealand Distinguished Conduct Medal. Christchurch, N.Z.: Medals Research. AWMM
    • Murphy, W. (1966). 2nd New Zealand Divisional Artillery. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.165. AWMM
    • Kidson, A. (1961). Petrol Company. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      p.142. AWMM
    • Mason, W.W. (1954) Prisoners of war. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
      pp.70, 71, 229. AWMM
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Germany and German occupied territories : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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