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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: HMNZT 85
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: Military personnel file
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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