Person:Douglas Moffat (1)

Douglas Walter Moffat
m. Abt 1890
  1. Douglas Walter Moffat1891 - 1916
  2. Athol William Moffat1893 - 1919
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Douglas Walter Moffat
Gender Male
Birth[3][4][8] 12 Aug 1891 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Alt Birth[2] Jul 1892 Manitoba, Canada
Census[2] 5 Jun 1911 Manitoba, CanadaBrandon census district
Occupation[8] Nov 1915 a farmer before he enlisted
Military[8] 17 Nov 1915 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canadasigned WWI attestation papers
Death[5][6][4][7] 17 Dec 1916 Wahn, Rheinland, Preußen, Germany
Alt Death[9] 17 Dec 1916 Valenciennes, Nord, France
Burial[6] Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Valenciennes, Nord, France

His Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) Burial Registration notes "Previously unofficially reported Died of Wounds Whilst Prisoner of War, now for official purposes presumed to have Died of Wounds at Kriegsgefangenen Stamnlager Wahn"

Since he died in Wahn, Germany, Douglas may have been a "Prisoner of Respite" (held within 30 KM of the front-lines, and treated badly) at the time of his death. A New York Times article in the May 12, 1918 edition entitled "GERMAN CRUELTIES TO WAR PRISONERS; Official British Document Shows Captives Do Military Work Under Guns--Ill-Fed and Ill-Treated" gives more information on this subject.

May 3, 2013. Although military records indicate he died as PoW in Wahn camp, his death occured in Valenciennes, on December 18, 1916, as written in the decease's registers of the town of Valenciennes (France,) where he is buried. Valenciennes was then occupied territory by German troops, 300km from Wahn. Was he brought back, or if the date of casualty is actually December 17, perhaps he is not gone in this camp? See more details in this blog Although written in wartime, municipal records have been kept up to date, the date of death and the date of writing of the act are strictly observed; this is the original that is online, not a copy. --DUBOIS 11:44, 3 May 2013 (EDT)

  1. Family Tree Report, in Compiler: Moffat, William (Bill) F. Descendants of Robert Moffat, v.1. (printed 25 Jun 2003).
    Page 4, 25 Jun 2003.

    Douglas Walter MOFFAT (b. 8 Nov 1891-Winnipeg, Manitoba; d. 17 Dec1916-In Wahn, Germany During World War One)

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 William Moffat household, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. 1911 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)
    page 5, 5 Jun 1911.

    Manitoba / Brandon 15 / 10 Township 7 in range 21 west of the 1st M

    9 48 Moffat William 26-7-21 M Head M Nov 1862 48 Ont Scotch CanadianPresbyterian Farmer
    10 48 Moffat Alice M. F Wife M Jun 1872 39 Ont English CanadianMethodist
    11 48 Moffat Douglas M Son S Jul 1892 19 Manitoba Scotch CanadianPresbyterian Farmer's son
    12 48 Moffat Athol M Son S Aug 1894 17 Manitoba Scotch CanadianPresbyterian
    13 48 Moffat Harry M Son S Jan 1898 13 Manitoba Scotch CanadianPresbyterian
    14 48 Moffat Jean F Daughter S Jun 1902 9 Manitoba Scotch CanadianPresbyterian
    15 48 Moffat Earnest M Son S Mar 1904 7 Manitoba Scotch CanadianPresbyterian

  3. Birth Registration, in Manitoba Vital Statistics Online Database.

    REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1891-002355
    Last Name: MOFFATT
    Given Names: DOUGLAS WALTER
    Sex: M
    Date of Birth: 08/12/1891
    Place of Birth: WINNIPEG
    Maiden Last Name: DOUGLAS
    Given Names: JEAN

  4. 4.0 4.1 Email, in Alice Sparrow Email Messages, Recipient: Rick Moffat
    14 Jan 2008.

    contained a photo of a family gravemarker
    Douglas Walter Moffat
    Born Aug 11, 1891
    Died in Wahn, Germany, Dec 17, 1916
    Athol William Moffat
    Born July 13, 1893
    Died in Ninette, Nov 21, 1919
    William Moffat
    Maud Sutton Moffat

  5. Family Tree Report, in Compiler: Moffat, William (Bill) F. Descendants of Robert Moffat v. 2. (printed 28 Oct 2003).
    Page 4, 28 Oct 2003.

    Douglas Walter MOFFAT (b. 8 Nov 1891 - Winnipeg, Manitoba; d. 17 Dec 1916 - In Wahn, Germany During World War One)

  6. 6.0 6.1 Debt of Honour Register, in The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    In Memory of DOUGLAS WALTER MOFFAT, Private 187637 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt) who died Sunday 17 December 1916, age 25

  7. Douglas Walter Moffat, in Canada. Canadian Expeditionary Force Burial Registration. (Ottawa, Carleton, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)

    Name:Douglas Walter Moffat
    Death Date:17 Dec 1916
    Unit:1st Canadian Mounted Rifles
    Service Number:187637
    Cemetery Location:France
    [Valenciennes Communal Cemetery]

    View original

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Douglas Walter Moffat , in Canada. Soldiers of the First World War. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada)

    Regimental number(s): 187637
    Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 6272 - 69
    Date of Birth: 12/08/1891
    Attestation paper: Front of form - Back of form

  9. They Were There! Ils étaient là!.

    This blog page provides documentation regarding Douglas Moffat's death in Valenciennes, rather than Wahn.