New Zealand WW1 Medal Duo to 54646 Tpr. H Mooney N.Z.E.F. - W.M.R.
A full size pair of WW1 medals to 54646 Trooper Hugh Mooney of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
Hugh was a Milk Vendor, working for himself in Petone (a large suburb of Lower Hutt in the Wellington Region of New Zealand's North Island). He lists his wife as next of kin, also living in Petone. Hugh was born in Westwood, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.
He started his service on the 4th of May 1917 as part of the G Coy, 28th NZ Rifle Brigade Reinforcements.
Was transferred to H Coy, 28th NZ Rifle Reinforcements on the 17th of May 1917.
Transferred to the 30th NZ Mounted Rifle Reinforcements on the 18th of May 1917.
Embarked at Wellington for overseas service on the 13th of Nov 1917.
Disembarked at Suez on the 21st of Dec 1917.
Marched into Moascar Camp same day and posted to the Training Regiment of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles.
Posted to the Wellington Mounted Rifles Squadron on the 13th of Jan 1918.
Transferred to Brigade on the 10th of May 1918.
Joined unit in the field on the 19th of May 1918.
Detached to Rest Station Jerusalem on the 14th of Sept 1918.
Admitted Des Corps Field Ambulance Jerusalem same day - Otitis media (a group of inflammatory diseases of the middle ear).
Admitted to Hospital Jerusalem on the 2nd of Oct 1918.
Admitted from Casualty Clearance Station at Kautara on the 5th of Oct 1918.
Admitted to 27th General Hospital Cairo on the 6th of Oct 1918.
Discharged from Hospital to Aotea Convalescence Home 15th of Oct 1918.
In Aotea Convalescence Home Hospital on the 20th of Oct 1918.
Transferred to NZ Convalescence Camp Ismailia on the 24th of Oct 1918.
Transferred to NZ Mounted Rifles Training Regt same day.
Transferred to Brigade on the 1st of Nov 1918.
Transferred to unit Wellington Mounted Rifles in the field on the 3rd of Nov 1918.
Sick to Hospital on the 15th of Feb 1919 - at Kautara and the 24th Static Hospital with infection to Middle Ear.
Discharged to duty on the 27th of Feb 1919.
Transferred to NZ Mounted Rifles Training Regt same day at Ismailia.
To 24th Static Hospital on the 1st of March 1919 with a abscess to the groin.
Embarked at Suez on the 24th of June 1919 for New Zealand.
Discharged as no longer physically fit for active service on account of illness contracted on active service on the 11th of Oct 1919.
Hugh passed away in Petone on the 18th of August 1953.
His medals are in good condition, with lengths of replacement ribbon attached.
This is his full entitlement.
Hugh's WW1 service file can be viewed on-line here: