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Joseph Raymon Moffatt

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, Joseph (left) and Alan Moffatt (right) in mi …

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Joseph Raymon AWMM
  • Surname
    Moffatt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Moffat AWMM
    • Joe AWMM
    • Mawhete AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ424871 AWMM
    • WWII 424871 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    28 December 1919 AWMM Palmerston NorthManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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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
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
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    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

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

    "Was at school [Palmerston North Boys High School & Sacred Heart College] 1935-36, leaving school to enter the firm of C.M. Ross Co. Ltd. He was a well-known member of the Manawatu Golf Club and the P.N. Zennie Club. Joining the Air Force in 1941, he completed his training in N.Z. and proceeded to England, where after a short course he was posted to the Mediterranean theatre. He completed over 100 practical flights with a spitfire squadron. In July 1945 he was reported killed on air operations. " Palmerston North City Archives, I.R. Matheson Papers.

    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.

    He was first buried at the crash site and later reinterred at Bologna War Cemetery.

    Name spelled as Moffatt by BDM and Moffat by CWGC. Mother's maiden name spelled as McGlone by CWGC (October 2010) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 April 1945 AWMM
    Age 25 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    Bologna War Cemetery, Italy AWMM III, A, 4. AWMM
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  • His Name Will Live For Evermore In Our Servicemen`s Cemetery at Pahiatua Bryan James President Pahiatua R.S.A. 2015
    Public - BRYAN DAVID - Researcher - 2 June 2015



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11 February 2021KelvinNorfolk, EnglandResearcher
02 June 2015BRYAN DAVIDPAHIATUAResearcher

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