MOODY, Robert Henry Ernest
(Service number 34775)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 11 October 1877. Place of Birth New South Wales, Australia.

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Bank Officer.
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Thomas Pearson Moody & Minnie Snowden Moody.
Religion Anglican.
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army.
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship NZ Military Forces, Home Service Section.
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With NZ Military Forces, Home Service Section.

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Post-war Occupations


Date 19 November 1916 Age 39 years
Place of Death Carterton, Wairarapa, NZ
Cause Brain haemorrhage.
Memorial or Cemetery Kamo Public Cemetery, Ketenikau Road, Kamo, Whangerei, NZ.
Memorial Reference Block VI Row 4 Plot 4.
New Zealand Memorials 2015 additions to the Tiimaru Memorial Wall

Biographical Notes

The Timaru Herald of 24 February 1917 recorded: In connection with the death in action of Lieutenant Monson of Timaru, Brigadier-General Braithwaite has written to the deceased’s father, from Sling Camp, the following letter: “If I may, I want to tell you how deeply grieved I was when your gallant son was killed in action. He was a special favourite of mine on account of his sterling qualities. He was the best trainer at bayonet fighting and physical training that we had in the brigade, and when there was any special work to be done in that time, I always sent for him. Nothing was too great a trouble to him. The pages of history do not contain a finer story than that of the fighting of the 2nd Canterbury Battalion, during those 23 consecutive days on the Somme, and their bayonet work was what enabled them to turn the Germans out four times and at length hold the position. This was to a great extent the result of your son’s work. I am well aware that no words of mine can be of any comfort to you or your family in your sorrow, but I trust that as time goes on, the memory of his glorious life and death as a soldier may be a proud memory to you. He is a very great loss to my brigade, and to his own battalion in particular.”


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