MOFFATT Thomas – Private – 25B/968 – 2nd/24th B Company
Born: High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, England 5/12/1855. He was been baptised into the Roman Catholic Church although he gave his religion as Church of England on enlistment into the army.
Parents: Thomas Moffatt a Canal Labourer on the Liverpool/Manchester Canal, and believed to have been an immigrant from Ireland arriving in Liverpool in the mid-1840’s, he died 31/1/1858 aged 36 years.
Catherine Moffatt nee Rowley, she was illiterate at the time of her son’s birth and died 5/7/1869 aged 50 years.
Trade: Worked as a Canal Labourer on the Liverpool/Manchester Canal alongside his father. On discharge from the army Thomas was employed by the Liverpool/Manchester Canal Co., as a self-employed Ropeman, later became a Lock-Tender possibly at the boat house.