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William Moffitt

Portrait, Anglo Boer War, soldier standing on grass in front of tall white wood lattice gate and fence William Moffitt (front) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Anglo Boer War, soldier standing on grass in front of tall white wood lattice gate and fen …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    William AWMM
  • Surname
    Moffitt AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Bill AWMM
  • Service number
    • 7939 AWMM
    • 23848 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    24 December 1881 AWMM WaikaiaSouthland AWMM
    Waikaia, Southland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 17 February 1902 AWMM Waikaia, Switzers, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • Pre 8 February 1916 AWMM Dyerville, Martinborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Mr Michael Moffitt (father), Waikaia, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Alice Moffitt (mother), Waikaia, Otago, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Complexion, Unknown Period AWMM
      Sallow AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      grey AWMM
    • Hair colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      brown AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded in action 29 July 1917, admitted to No 1 Field Ambulance 30 June 1917; discharged to unit 5 August 1917 AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Influenza 2 November 1918, Hornchurch, left Hornchurch 20 November 1918 for Codford AWMM

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Served abroad for 160 days during the Anglo Boer War

    Marched in 27 June 1916

    Posted Wellington Company at Sling

    Promoted temporary Corporal 8 August 1916

    Left Sling for France 26 September 1916

    Attached to strength New Zealand Base Depot, Etaples

    Joined Battalion and reverted to rank 12 October 1916

    Appointed Lance Corporal 15 June 1917

    Leave in UK 17 September 1917

    Promoted to Sergeant 20 September 1917

    Awarded Military Medal for Gallantry in the field 15 October 1917

    Father was named Michael Moffitt. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Gore Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • McDonald, W. (2013). Honours and Awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. (3rd ed.). Hamilton, N.Z.: Richard Stowers. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      33: 9 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM


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