Maurice FLYNN

Regimental number12/932
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Flynn, Te Wera, Taranaki
Rank on embarkationPrivate
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 rankSergeant
Final unitNew Zealand Machine Gun Corps

Military Medal

'In operations of 5th November, 1918, at the Foret de Mormal, this N.C.O. handled his subsection in a most creditable manner. Dash and perseverance prevailing throughout, he set a splendid example to his men and all those coming in contact with him. Whilst under heavy fire at Foresters House he persevered with his teams and limbers showing absolute disregard of his personal safety, he successfully overcame innumerable difficulties and rendered every possible assistance to the advance.'
Source: 'London Gazette'
Date: 17 June 1919

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body