2nd Lt William Rhodes-Moorhouse

220px-William_Barnard_Rhodes-MoorhouseFor most conspicuous bravery on 26th April, 1915, in flying to Courtrai and dropping bombs on the railway line near that station. On starting the return journey he was mortally wounded, but succeeded in flying for 35 miles to his destination, at a very low altitude, and reported the successful accomplishment of his object. He has since died of his wounds.”

(London Gazette – 22 May 1915) By kind permission of Julian Arahanga (AWA Films) WAHT has access to the documentary, Dancing in the Sky,  made of 2nd Lt Rhodes Moorhouse’s epic tale.  For the details of his mission, please click here (15 min).  For a longer explanation of his Maori roots, please click here (the full documentary)