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Frederick George Moxley

F.G. Moxley, formal portrait, with hat - This image may be subject to copyright

F.G. Moxley, formal portrait, with hat - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick George AWMM
  • Surname
    Moxley AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • Cop AWMM
    • Mox AWMM
    • George AWMM
  • Service number
    17658 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 June 1902 AWMM EnglandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 1 July 1940 AWMM c/o Smith and Smith Ltd, Albert Street, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.T. Moxley (father), Clarence Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 7 April 1941 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    17658 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 1 July 1940 AWMM
    Age 38 AWMM
    Painter AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Sandy AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Fair AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Heart failure AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Moxley was the son, and fourth child of six, of William and Celia Elizabeth Moxley (nee Candy).

    The family migrated to Sydney, Australia on the "Wakool" on 14 August 1906, they moved again onto New Zealand in 1908.

    Frederick George Moxley served overseas for a period of 4 years and 17 days between 24 April 1941 to 2 August 1945 and in New Zealand for 191 days.

    Entered camp : 7 January 1941

    3 February 1941: promoted to Acting Lance Corporal ( NZ)

    26 February 1941 - 9 March 1941: General leave (NZ)

    12 March 1941: promoted to Temporary Staff Sergeant (NZ)

    14 May 1941: reverts to rank of Temporary Sergeant and arrives in Egypt.

    6 February 1942: marched in Divisional Cavalry from Camp Transit Dep.

    18 December 1942: Promoted to Temporary Sergeant

    1 January 1943: reduced to Corporal

    1 January 1943: Promoted to Lance Sergeant

    27 January 1943: promoted to Sergeant

    31 January 1943: promoted to Staff Sergeant

    8 February 1943: reduced to Sergeant

    4 April 1943: promoted to Temporary Staff Sergeant

    8 July 1943: promoted to Staff Sergeant

    28 September 1943: promoted to Temporary Warrant Officer Second Class whilst performing duties

    7 December 1943: qualifies for the Africa Star

    28 December 1943: promoted WO II as RQMS (see additional notes)

    14 July 1944: first appointment to a Commission is to be 2 Lieutenant and taken on strength at Advance Base 2NZEF. X (IV) on First appointment in the Middle East with effect from 14 July 1944.

    18 September 1944: posted to 2 Divisional Cavalry Camp and struck off X (IV) Listfrom Advance Base

    20 November 1944: Temporary Lieutenant while employed as Quarter Master at Headquarters 2NZEF, Middle East

    21 February 1945: marched out 2NZ Div. Cav. Bn. to 2NZ Record Depot. Transferred to NZ Roll (Tongariro)

    28 February 1945: Ceases to be attached to NZ Rec Depot/admin. Embarks at Taranto, disembarks at Port Said

    17 March 1945: Struck Off Strength NZ Maadi Camp Transit depot and proceeding to NZ

    16 March 1945: Ceases to be attached to NZ A.C. ? Dep/admin. (uncertain what this means). Embarks at Tewfik.

    20 March 1945: returning to NZ on "Tongariro" and relinquishes rank of Temporary Lt. and assumes rank of Acting Lieutenant

    23 April 1945: disembarked in Auckland, New Zealand. M1 attached Area 1 Pool for adminstration and discipline. Granted 91 days overseas leave ( i.e. leave that was probably accrued when overseas)

    2 August 1945: Posted to Reserve of Officers Supplementary List (Rank of 2 Lieutenant)

    1 May 1952: 2nd Lieutenant F.G. Moxley is posted to the Retired List with the rank of Lieutenant.

    The records suggest that Frederick Moxley spent most of his war service in the Middle East though one line on his service record reads " embarked Alexandria for Italy 5 October 1943" which shows that he also went to Italy. (see additional information)

    Throughout his time in the Army Frederick Moxley was promoted and demoted several times. This was not due to bad behaviour but rather reflected the shortage of personnel at the time. He may have been promoted to the rank of Sergeant to fill in the gap. The sergeant he was replacing was either ill, on leave or there may not have been a qualified person for the position and the commanding officers felt he was competent enough in that roll. The fact that he leaves the army with the rank of Second Lieutenant shows that he was a very capable soldier.

    5 October 1943: The first flight of 2 New Zealand Division, including Divisional Headquarters, 6 Brigade, Divisional Cavalry, and other units, embarked in Reina del Pacifico (ship) and Dunottar Castle (ship), which sailed from Alexandria for Italy.(Source: Chronology of New Zealand in the War 1939 -1946. Compiled by Robin Kay, 1968) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    15 July 1985 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Hillsborough Cemetery, Hillsborough Road, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 14 Block B Lot No 300 (ashes) AWMM
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  • External links
    Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital copy.
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 4: WW2 256 AWMM
    • Loughnan, R. (1963). Divisional Cavalry. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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