William Ernest Moffat

William Ernest Moffat

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  • Gender Male 
    Born 20 February 1886  Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military William Ernest Moffat served in the Middle East during World War 1 - The Great War. 
    Residence 1960  Glenavon, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moffat Descendant Number 3.1 
    Died 19 March 1979  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alt Death 21 March 1979  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Funeral 21 March 1979  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cremation 21 March 1979  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 21 March 1979  Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • Attended the 1960 Houliston Centennial at the Balclutha Showgrounds. [Source 12] [3]
    Person ID I4  Roger | Ancestors of Roger
    Last Modified 25 April 2016 

    Father Robert Moffat,   b. 24 December 1860, Smeaton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 July 1933, Rosebank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Abigail Stoddart,   b. 2 August 1861, Warepa, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 October 1953, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Family ID F5  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Janet “Nettie” Bethia Dewar,   b. 14 May 1889, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 December 1973, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 14 April 1921  St. Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
    +  1. Male Robert Dewar Moffat,   b. 15 October 1922, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 2007, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +  2. Male Living
    +  3. Female Bethia Stoddart Moffat,   b. 31 August 1925, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 June 1997, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +  4. Male Peter Watson Moffat,   b. 26 December 1926, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 February 1998, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Family ID F3  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 February 1886 - Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 April 1921 - St. Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1960 - Glenavon, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 March 1979 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt Death - 21 March 1979 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFuneral - 21 March 1979 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremation - 21 March 1979 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 March 1979 - Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and family
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and family
    Picture shows: Abigail's mother (Abigail Monfries), Robert, William Ernest Moffat, presumably Abigail Edith and Ellen Muriel Moffat, Abigail Moffat.
    Probably taken before 1890 based on age of William Ernest
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    Age unknown, but less than 4 probably?
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    Aged about 18 years
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    Clutha Mounted Rifles
    Clutha Mounted Rifles
    Year unknown, but likely 1917? William Ernest Moffat on white horse second from left. Others unknown. William enlisted 23 July 1917.
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat and horse as part of the Clutha Mounted Rifles from World War I - The Great War. William enlisted 23 June 1917.
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and Family
    Robert and Abigail Moffat and Family
    A family portrait of the whole family - taken 1917.
    Back Row, L to R: Alexander Burns, Mabel Beatrice, Millina Ethel May, William Ernest, Abigail Edith, Violet Alice, John Robert (Jack)
    Sitting L to R: Elizabeth Margaret, Robert, Abigail, Ellen Muriel
    In Front: George Leslie Stoddart
    William Ernest Moffat and Horses
    William Ernest Moffat and Horses
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    In Army uniform - from The Great War?
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    Ernest in his army uniform.
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    William Ernest Moffat
    Ernest and Nettie
    Ernest and Nettie
    William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar at the 1960 Houliston Family Centenary in Balclutha.
    William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar
    William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar
    British War Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
    British War Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
    British War Medal 1914-18

    This silver medal was awarded to officers and men of the British and Imperial Forces who either entered a theatre of war or served overseas between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918 inclusive.

    The ribbon has a central band of orange edged with white, black and blue lines and although many other medal ribbons symbolise something, it seems that the colour and pattern of the British War Medal ribbon has no special significance.

    The recipient's service number, rank, name and unit were inscribed on the rim of the medal.

    The front depicts King George V with a latin inscription about the King.

    The back shows the dates of the First World War and St. George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the central powers, with a skull and cross-bones.

    Approximately 6.4 million of these medals were issued, giving some indication of the scale of the First World War.

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/first-world-war-service-medals
    Allied Victory Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
    Allied Victory Medal awarded to William Ernest Moffat
    The Allied Victory Medal

    The Allies each issued their own bronze victory medal but with a similar design, equivalent wording and identical ribbon.

    The colours represent the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre.

    The British version depicts the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’.

    To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim.

    Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/first-world-war-service-medals

    Documents
    Marriage Certificate for William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar
    Marriage Certificate for William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar
    Copy of Register of Marriage by Officiating Minister. Marriage in the District of Manuherikai. Signed by William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar. Witnessed by John Robert Moffat (Willam's brother), Farm Labourer, Waiwera South and Mary Etta Edgar, School Teacher, Palmerston.

    Headstones


    Histories
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" of Monday August 26 1929 describing the Diamond Jubliee of Te Houka School
    This article reports on the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations for the Te Houka School celebrating 60 years from 1869 to 1929. Includes mention of a number of Moffats and Houlistons in various capacities at the school or on the school committee during the 60 years.
    Article from 'The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland' published 1999.
    Article from "The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland" published 1999.
    This article was written by Peter Moffat for inclusion in the The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland. Publication details are:
    Sorrell, Paul, ed., The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland, "Te Houka", (Dunedin City Council:Dunedin, New Zealand, 1999) pp. 706-707.
    Family Folklore - compiled by Peter Moffat
    Family Folklore - compiled by Peter Moffat
    A compilation of some anecdotes about some members of the Moffat family, compiled by Peter Moffat.
    John Dewar — Otago Pioneer: Notes about John Dewar
    John Dewar — Otago Pioneer: Notes about John Dewar
    Written by his daughter, Janet Bethia Dewar, probably in 1973, prior to her death (the third to last paragraph mentions "a grandson (1973)".

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] Hand Drawn Pedigree Chart, hand drawn by Ashley Moffat.
    2. [S31] eMail message titled “Some Dates for You”, from Andrew Moffat.
    3. [S12] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.
    4. [S311] Copy of Register of Marriage for William Ernest Moffat and Janet Bethia Dewar.


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