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Corporal Athol Moffat

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name: Moffat, Athol
Date of birth: 1893-07-13
Place of birth: Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
Marital status: single
Occupation (attested): Commercial
Date of death: 1919-11-21

MILITARY INFORMATION

Regimental number: M2/153012
Highest Rank: Corporal
Rank detail

Corporal (British Army).

Degree of service: Europe
Survived war: no

RESEARCH INFORMATION

CVWM ID: No CVWM ID in our database, but try this.
CWGC ID: 420398
Uploader's Notes:

Son of Isabel Moffatt, Detroit, Mich., U.S.A., and the late Robert Moffat according to Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC,) but this is incorrect. A request for correction will be submitted (Apr 2017)

He was the son of the late William Moffat and the late Jean Jeffray Douglas of Winnipeg. William, his second wife Alice and sons Douglas (died in France) and Athol are commemorated on a grave marker in St. James cemetery in the plot identified by the CWGC.

Served in East Africa where he was injured on Nov 29th, 1916. The medical report states: "man says he has had malaria from time to time. Since 1915 contracted(?) in E. Africa being in hospital on and off during that time. He states a lorry in which he was[,] capsized[,] it fell on him and afterwards the Doctors told him he had a fractured pelvis, he was treated in different hospitals, finally at Daris-Salaam, was sent to the Union on Dec. 1916. Arrived Cynberg(?) Depot 7/1/17." The report on indicates Sept 18, 1917 that they expected him to be disabled for a period of 6 months.

Casualty Form summarizes his service as follows:

Attested Pte 4.12.15 HAMT Appropriated (Paid) A/CPL 6.10.17 Promoted orig date(?) Cpl. 6.10.17 RASC discharged Corproal Grove Park surplus to military requirements. Para.392(xvls) K.R. 6.2.19Canada 4.12.15 - 16.1.16 Home 7.1.16 - 6.2.16 E. Africa 7.2.16 - 11.5.17 Home 22.5.17 - 16.10.17 France 17.10.17 - 12.8.18 Home 13.8.18 - 6.2.19
Uploader's Research notes:

See https://www.moffatfamilyhistory.com/g0/p772.htm#i15431for more detail

[Corporal British Army Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport ]

ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Date added: 2004-09-04
Last modified: 2022-02-13