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Harry Broughton Moriarty (1898–1917)

Mr. A.W. Moriarty, of Goulburn, formerly of Queanbeyan, has received private and unofficial information that his son, Harry Broughton Moriarty, previously reported missing (3rd May 1917), was killed in action at the same time as two other Queanbeyan lads-Mayo and Fisher. The late soldier held the rank of 2nd Lieut. in the Cadets at Yass, but enlisted, as a private, and left with the rank of Acting Corporal. He was employed in the Yass branch of the Bank of N.S. W., and was in his 20th year. It is interesting to note that Corp. Moriarty was one of over 30 descendants, engaged in the present war, of the pioneer, Commissary-General William Broughton, who landed in Australia with the first fleet in 1788. A number are ex-students of King's College, Goulburn. Corp Moriarty was a grandson of Mr. A.O. Moriarty.

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'Moriarty, Harry Broughton (1898–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


24 January, 1898
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia


3 May, 1917 (aged 19)

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service