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John Chilton Oliver Moffat

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Chilton Oliver AWMM
  • Surname
    Moffat AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII NZ 1538 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    19 November 1921 AWMM TaurangaBay of Plenty AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM
    Age 16 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Moffat was the son of Oliver and Mary Moffat of Whangarei

    The Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II notes he was the son of Mrs J.B. Bramble of Pukehuia.

    Educated at Dilworth School, he joined the Navy just before he attained the age of 16 and after training was drafted to the Leander and then transferred to the Achilles, being a member of the crew when that warship was in action in the battle of the River Plate.

    Leaving the Achilles through ill health, he joined an armed converted merchant ship on which he served for some time before being transferred to the naval base.

    Later he was drafted to the Moa.

    Reported missing on active service (presumed dead) on 7 April 1943 when HMNZS MOA was sunk in Tulagi Harbour, Solomon Islands AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 April 1943 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Tulagi HarbourSolomon Islands AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • New Zealand Naval Memorial, Devonport Naval Base, HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Dilworth School, 2 Erin Street, Epsom, Auckland AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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