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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.
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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
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    Killed on air operations AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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

    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
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • Cause of death
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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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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      Martyn, E. (1998-2008). Vol 2, p. 340; vol. 3 p. 351 AWMM
    • Mawhete, Rangi. Papers. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-96/39. AWMM
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