Thursday, 23 April 2015

4 - Roll of Honour - Gallipoli - Harry Moffat

Private Harry Moffat
Photo: Moffat Family, Eastern Bush
Harry Moffat was born at Scotts Gap in 1891. He was the youngest son of Henry & Catherine Moffat of Orawia who were English immigrants. Harry's father had built the first flour mill in Otautau in 1883.

Harry was a sawmill hand at the Matai Sawmill Co. in Owhango, central North Island, when he enlisted for the war in September 1914.

With the Wellington Infantry Battalion, 10/1173 Private Moffat served in the Dardanelles. Suffering a gunshot wound to the thigh, he was sent back to Alexandria to recover. 

Private Moffat was later killed in action at Gallipoli, 7 Aug 1915, aged 24.

His older brother, Norman, served until he was no longer physically fit, being discharged in 1918.

The family were members of the Church of England.

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