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Colin Moffat Douglas

Headstone of Major Colin Moffat DOUGLAS 30586. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 1A387. Image kindly provided by Allan Steel CC-BY 4.0.

Headstone of Major Colin Moffat DOUGLAS 30586. Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council, Block 1 …


  • Taitara
  • Ngā ingoa tuatahi
    Colin Moffat AWMM
  • Ingoa whānau
    Douglas AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Ingoa kārangaranga
  • Nama hōia
    • 434754 AWMM
    • 30586 AWMM
  • Ira tangata
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Pono

Tauoranga kirirarau

Te whānautanga

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  • Whānautanga mai
    31 Whiringa ā-nuku 1921 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Rā i whānau mai ai
  • Wāhi Whānau
  • Tuhinga mō te whānautanga
  • Wāhi noho i mua i te whakaurunga
    Pre 24 Paengawhāwhā 1905 AWMM 57 Kenmure Road, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mahi whai muri i te pakanga
  • Uri kiritahi i te wā o te ekenga waka
    Mrs R.F. Douglas (wife), 108 Forbury Crescent, St Clair, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Mēnā he hoa rangatira tōna
    Pre 20 Hōngongoi 1943 AWMM Single AWMM

Ope taua

Ngā pakanga me ngā whawhai

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Te Whakangungu me te Urunga atu

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  • Whakangungu ope taua
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Te urunga
    WW2 1941 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Carpenter/Civilian AWMM
    DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Mahi i mua i te ekenga waka
  • Pakeke i te whakaurunga

Mauhere o te pakanga

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  • Kia mau ki ngā taipitopito
  • Ngā rā i mauherehia ai
  • Rā i puta ai
  • Te rā i whakahokia atu ngā hōia i mauherehia ai
  • Ngā kōrero mō te puta i te mauhere pakanga
  • Nama motuhake mō te mauhere pakanga

Whakapapa hauora

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  • Tuhinga hauora
    Wounds Diseases Etc., WWII AWMM
    On 6 June 1944, wounded by a German 88mm shell fragment in an action near Florence, Italy AWMM

Te tūnga whakamutunga e mōhiotia ana

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  • Husband of Rata; father of Glenys and John.

    Served in North Africa and Italy from August 1943, including being wounded in action [see above].

    Returned to NZ on SS Orion, arriving Lyttelton on 09 February 1946.

    Served with the UN as a Military Observer initially in Damascus and the Golan heights, later in the UN base in Tiberias and subequently the UN HQ in Jerusalem. His time there included the Yom Kippur War. A notable mission during this time was the introduction of Russian Officers to the Observer role, his place in these very sensitive negotiations and his signature was on the agreement documents alongside those of the Israeli Prime minister and the Syrian President.

    He led a team of Army Engineers to rescue survivors and recover bodies from the Tangiwai railway disaster.

    When a visiting RAF Vulcan bomber with damaged undercarriage landed at Ohakea and veered off the runway in the soft earth, Colin originated and undertook the job of lifting the aircraft with airbags to allow steel plates to be placed under the wheels to be towed clear. This was an innovation which received high praise for the RNZE in NZ and the UK.

    Cenotaph database record compiled from information in the Death Notice and copy of eulogy. AWMM
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  • Matenga
    • 5 Hereturikōkā 2011 AWMM
      Age 89 AWMM
      LevinManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
    • 5 Hereturikōkā 2011 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 89 AWMM
  • Rā i mate ai
  • Pakeke i te matenga
  • Wāhi Mate
  • Te momo matenga
  • Tuhipoka mō te matenga
  • Urupā
    Greenpark RSA Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block 1A, Plot 387 AWMM
  • Ingoa o te urupā
  • Tohutoro kōhatu urupā
  • Pānui Matenga
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 9 August 2011

    Death Notice: Dominion Post, 9 August 2011 AWMM
  • Ingoa maumaharatanga
  • Tohutoro maumaharatanga

Ngā maumaharatanga


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Rārangi Ingoa Whai Hōnore

Maumahara Colin Moffat Douglas mā te whakatakoto i te papi

Waiho atu he tuhinga

Waiho atu he poroporoaki, he maumaharatanga ki a Colin Moffat Douglas

Waiho atu he tuhinga

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Ngā mātāwai

Ngā mātāwai

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  • Hononga ki waho
  • Ngā tuhinga
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 12 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1943 to 31st December, 1943). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 12: WW2 53 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 9 August 2011 AWMM
    • Dominion Post AWMM
      Death Notice: Dominion Post, 9 August 2011 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
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