John Robert Moggach (1881 - 1917)

Born: John Robert Moggach
B: 17 March 1881 at Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
D: 15 August 1917 at Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
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Life events

Date Age Event and location Note
17 Mar 1881 - Birth
Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
27 Jul 1908 27 Death of father, William Moggach Sr
Townhead, Letterfourie, Rathven, Banffshire, Scotland
abt. 1917 35 Military service: Acting Lance Corporal, No 675626, 21st Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment
15 Aug 1917 36 Death: Killed in action
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
aft. 15 Aug 1917   Burial: No known grave
Lens, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
26 Jul 1936   Other: Commemorated on war memorial
Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France


  1. Birth record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, JOHN ROBERT; sex: M; born: 1881; ref: 159/ 68 Keith.
  2. "1908. Deaths in the District of Rathven in the County of Banff. [No.] 129. [1] William Moggach, Crofter (Married to Agnes Burnett). [2] 1908. July, Twenty-Seventh / 3 h 0 m P.M. Townhead, Letterfrurie, Rathven. [3] M. [4] 51 years. [5] Gordon Moggach, Crofter (deceased) / Agnes Moggach, MS Bremner (deceased). [6] Acute [?] of stomach / 5 days, with gastric catarrh / Heart failure; As certified by [?]. [7] William Moggach, Son (Present). [8] 1908, July 28 at Buckie; John Webster, Registrar". | Source: Death record on ScotlandsPeople: MOGGACH, WILLIAM; age: 51; died: 1908; ref: 164/ 129 Rathven
  3. Entry on Veteran Affairs Canada website. Accessed 3 June 2019.
  4. "[1] No 675626.  [2] Rank or rating: Acting Lance Corporal.  [3] Surname: Moggach.  [4] Christian names: John Robert.  [5] Unit or ship: 21st Battalion.  [6] Date of casualty: 15-8-17.  [7] H.Q. File No. 649-M-22153.  [8] Religion: Presbyterian.  [9] Circumstances of casualty: "Previously reported Missing, now Killed in Action".  While leading a carrying party out of the line West of Lens, on the morning of August 15th 1917, he was hit and instantly killed by a bullet from an enemy rifle". | Source: Library and Archives Canada; War Graves Registers: Circumstances of Death; Box: 214.
  5. "Aug 15, 1917. While leading a carrying part at Hill 70, Acting Lance Corporal John Moggach was instantly killed by a sniper's bullet. When the fighting had ceased, his identifiable remains could not be located in the battlefield. It is possible that he was either buried by a shell explosion, or he was one of those bodies recovered that could not be identified. As such, his name is engraved on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial, Vimy Ridge, France for those killed in France during the war with no known grave". | Source: [Accessed: 2 June 2019].
  6. Lance Corporal John Robert Moggach commemorated on the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Accessed 3 June 2019.