Private Harry Moffat
Photo: Moffat Family, Eastern Bush
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.