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18454   Lance Corporal George Moffatt
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
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
Summary      
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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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.
George Moffatt was born in Tonyglaskan, Tempo, County Fermanagh on 27th October 1890.
Family: James Moffatt, Isabella Moffatt, Irvine Moffatt (born 4th May 1877), William Moffatt (born 15th June 1878), Mary Moffatt (born 2nd August 1879), Margaret Moffatt (born 15th February 1881, died young), William Moffatt (born 8th May 1882, died young), Robert John Moffatt (born 22nd October 1883), Frederick Moffatt (born 27th January 1885, died 6th February 1886), Isabella Moffatt (born 15th August 1886), Louisa Moffatt (born 2nd September 1887), Alfred Moffatt (born 20th June 1889), George Moffatt (born 27th October 1890), Annie Moffatt (born 15th July 1892), Eva Moffatt (born 12th September 1894).
The 1901 census lists George as age 10 living with the family at house 7 in Toneyglaskin, Imeroo, County Fermanagh. George was still at school. They were a farming family.
On 15th October 1910 George and his sister Mary sailed from Derry on the SS California to join their brother Irvine in New York.
The 1911 census does not list George as living with the family at house 5 in Tonyglaskan, Imeroo, Fermanagh.
George Moffatt returned to London in January 1915 and immediately enlisted in the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
After training in Basingstoke, Hampshire, he sailed to the Balkans with the 6th Battalion on 7th June 1915.
The battalion landed at Suvla Bay at Gallipoli on 7th August and took part in heavy fighting against the Turkish army, until the battalion's withdrawal at the end of August 1915.
On his return to England, George joined the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and was sent to France.
In May 1916, he was home on furlough with his family in Tempo for a short time.
Lance Corporal George Moffatt returned to the front and was killed in action shortly afterwards at the Somme on 1st July 1916.
Lance Corporal George Moffatt is buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, two kilometers north of the village of Flers,
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Toneyglaskin, Imeroo Fivemiletown Census listing in Toneyglaskin, Imeroo 54.4075939 -7.3958805
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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
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