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Full Name
Thomas William Moorby
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
Thomas William
Surname
Moorby
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
51053
Gender
Male
Place of Birth
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
First Known Rank
Private
Occupation before Enlistment
Labourer
Next of Kin
Mrs I. Moorby (mother), 33 Wallace Place, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Embarkation Unit
26th Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Embarkation Date
9 June 1917
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
Vessel
Willochra
Destination
Devonport, England
Nominal Roll Number
66
Page on Nominal Roll
8
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Place of Death
Bapaume, France
Date of Death
26 August 1918
Age at Death
34
Year of Death
1918
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas-de-Calais, France
Grave Reference
I. D. 13.
Memorial Name
Dannevirke War Memorial, The Domain, Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Biographical Notes
Son of James and Emma Jane Moorby, of Vivian St., New Plymouth, New Zealand.
Description of Image
  • Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918
  • Headstone, Favreuil British Cemetery (photo Jo Larsen-Harris 2013)
  • Cross of Sacrifice, Favreuil British Cemetery (photo Jo Larsen-Harris 2013)
  • Detail, Cross of Sacrifice, Favreuil British Cemetery (photo Jo Larsen-Harris 2013)
  • View 1, Favreuil British Cemetery (photo Jo Larsen-Harris 2013)
  • View 2, Favreuil British Cemetery (photo Jo Larsen-Harris 2013)
Archives NZ source
Further References
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume III. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1918
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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