Robert Moffatt BESWICK

Regimental number12/27
Date of birth28 September 1883
Place of birthManchester, England
OccupationCustoms Officer
AddressCrescent Road, Birkenhead, Auckland
Marital statusSingle
Height5' 9"
Next of kinFather, George Beswick, c/o Mrs Livingstone, 56 Maskell Street, Manchester, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 years in the Royal Marines.
Enlistment date13 August 1914
Place of enlistmentAuckland
Rank on embarkationCorporal
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankCorporal
Final unitAuckland Infantry Battalion
FateCommenced return to New Zealand 7 August 1915
Discharge date9 October 1915
Other details

Commenced return to New Zealand from Suez on board HT 'Tahiti', 7 August 1915; discharged (permanently unfit), 9 October 1915.

Re-enlisted, Auckland, 21 July 1917.

Re-embarked, 9 May 1918.

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action , 4 November 1918 (shell wound, right thigh).

Commenced return to New Zealand on board HT 'Tananui', 18 March 1919,

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body
Date of death7 January 1939 Auckland
Age at death55
SourcesArchives New Zealand (Wellington), Agency AABK, Series 1880, File 22275868