Robert David MOFFATT


MOFFATT, Robert David

Service Number: 121
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Able Seaman
Last Unit: Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force
Born: Cornwall, England, May 1894
Home Town: Kensington, Randwick, New South Wales
Schooling: Waverley Superior Public School
Occupation: Apprentice Engineer
Died: Died of Wounds, Rabaul, New Britain, Pacific Islands, 11 September 1914
Cemetery: Plymouth Naval Memorial
No known grave - Buried at Sea
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Plymouth Naval Memorial to the Missing / Lost at Sea
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World War 1 Service

10 Sep 1914: Involvement Royal Australian Naval Reserve, Able Seaman, SN 121, Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, German New Guinea

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...121 Able Seaman Robert David Moffatt, a signaller in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve (RANR). Born in England in 1894, he worked as an engineer in Sydney and served on HMAS Australia. On 11 September 1914, whilst serving on HMAS Australia and as a member of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) in the advance from Kabakaul to Bitapaka, in New Britain, he was shot and wounded by a native sniper. AB Moffatt died the next morning from his wounds and was buried at sea. He was 20 years old." - SOURCE (