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18454   Lance Corporal George Moffatt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 08/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 2nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 27/10/1890
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 25
George Moffatt was the youngest son of James and Isabella Moffatt (nee Gourley). They were married in 1876 and had 13 children, three of whom died young. They were a farming family. George Moffatt was born in Tonyglaskan, Tempo, County Fermanagh on 27th October 1890. In October 1910 George and his sister Mary went to join their brother Irvine in New York. George Moffatt returned to London in January 1915 and immediately enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. He survived Gallipoli but was killed in action at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground
  Flers, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave XV-L-30
CWGC Casualty 264466
A.I.F. Burial Ground is 2 Kms north of the village of Flers, in the Department of the Somme. Travel south-west of Bapaume on the D929 in the direction of Albert for 6 Kms to the village of Le Sars. Turn left eastwards on the D11 in the direction of Geudecourt for 3.5 Kms to the D74/D197 junction. Continue along the D74 in the direction of Geudecourt for 500 metres when a CWGC signpost will be seen indicating the A.I.F. Burial Ground along a track to the right.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Memorial WW1 - Panel 1 Fivemiletown
2 Fivemiletown Methodist Church Roll Of Honour Fivemiletown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Fivemiletown War Dead Book 31
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Moffatt family Lists George as age 10 living with the family at house 7 in Toneyglaskin, Imeroo, Fermanagh
2 1911 Census lists Moffatt family Does not list George as living with the family at house 5 in Tonyglaskan, Imeroo, Fermanagh
3 Photo of L/Corp George Moffatt's grave
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of L/Corp George Moffatt's grave can be purchased here
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