Edward Walter (Ted) MOFFLIN


MOFFLIN, Edward Walter

Service Number: 464
Enlisted: 8 September 1914, Helena Vale, Western Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 51st Infantry Battalion
Born: North Adelaide, South Australia, 25 August 1888
Home Town: Bolgart, Victoria Plains, Western Australia
Schooling: Bayswater Public School
Occupation: Lumper
Died: Died of wounds, France, 7 July 1916, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension
Plot III, Row H, Grave 24, Estaires Communal Cemetery and Extension, Estaires, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Calingiri Victoria Plains War Memorial, Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial, West Leederville Town Hall HB2
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World War 1 Service

8 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 464, 11th Infantry Battalion, Helena Vale, Western Australia
2 Nov 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 464, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Nov 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 464, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 464, 11th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
9 May 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Infantry Battalion
29 Feb 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sergeant, 51st Infantry Battalion
3 Jul 1916: Wounded Sergeant, SN 464, 51st Infantry Battalion
7 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 464, 51st Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Edward Walter MOFFLIN was born on 25th August, 1888 in North Adelaide, South Australia

His parents were Horace MOFFLIN and Margaret SUTHERLAND who had married in New Zealand in 1866 - all their children were born in New Zealand except for Edward was the only child born in South Australia

He had previous served for 4 years with the 4th Battalion, 7th Royal Fusiliers when he enlisted in Helena Vale in Western Australia on 8th September 1914

He was with the 11th Battalion, D Company and embarked from Fremantle, WA on board HMAT Ascanius on 31st October, 1914 - the ship then anchored off shore for 2 days where it finally left on 2nd November, 1914

Edward died of Wounds on 7th July, 1916 at the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station & is buried in the Estaires Communal Cemetery & also memorialized on the Australian War Memorial.     He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal &  Victory Medal

His brother Percy Sutherland MOFFLIN (SN 227) was Killed in Action on 16th June, 1915, another brother William Harold MOFFLIN (SN507) returned to Australia in 1915