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Martin Joseph MOFFAT, VC

Male 1882 - 1946  (63 years)

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  • Name Martin Joseph MOFFAT 
    Name Suffix VC 
    Gender Male 
    Born 15 April 1882  County Sligo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 January 1946  County Sligo, Republic of Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36691  Clan Moffat UK
    Last Modified 28 October 2013 

  • Notes 
    • Martin Joseph Moffat first served in the Connaught Rangers and was 34 years old private in the 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, British Army during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 14 October 1918 near Ledeghem, Belgium, Private Moffat was advancing with five others across the open when they suddenly came under heavy rifle fire at close range from a strongly held house. Rushing towards the house through a hail of bullets, Private Moffat threw bombs and then, working to the back of the house, rushed the door, killing two and capturing 30 of the enemy. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Military Decoration by Belgium. His VC and other medals are on display at the Lord Ashcroft VC Gallery in the Imperial War Museum, London. Copies of his medals and a photograph are on display in Sligo County Museum, Stephen Street, Sligo. (Wikipedia)

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