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Arthur James Moffatt

Male 1921 - 1969  (48 years)


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  • Name Arthur James Moffatt 
    Born 11 Sep 1921 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Ships Captain & fisherman 
    Died 19 Oct 1969  Kingston S.E Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Kingston, South East, Sth Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17  griggfamilytree
    Last Modified 13 Oct 1999 

    Family Ruth Lucy Berima Grigg,   b. 13 Oct 1920, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24th May 2004, Mount Gambier Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married Gawler South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William John Moffatt,   b. 22 Oct 1948, Gawler,South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Helen Anne Moffatt,   b. 26th July 1951, Kingston,South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Mark David Moffatt
    Last Modified 8 May 2014 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Arthur (Artie) was a cray fisherman most of his life, he fished with
      his father at Cape Jaffa a village south of Kingston S.East Artie
      owned his own boat the "Ansma"and kept it in perfect condition.:
      Chapter Nine
      ARTHUR JAMES MOFFATT
      Drowned at Cape Jaffa
      Arthur (Artie) James Moffatt aged 45 was a returned service man,
      having served in the 27`h Australian Infantry Battalion, joining at
      the age of 18 in 1941. Upon his return to Australia he started fishing
      for a living and at the time of his death was in his 23rd year as a
      fisherman. His Couta boat Ansma had been built in 1936 and was 25.7
      feet long, after Artie purchased it the name was changed, Ansma coming
      from the first two letters of Artie's mother's name (Ann) and the last
      three from that of his sister (Esma).
      On Saturday October 19 Artie left the Cape Jaffa jetty in his dinghy
      to row out to the moored Ansma. He was engaged in readying her for the
      start of the fishing season in November. About 20 yards from the jetty
      he apparently suffered the onset of a heart attack and fell into the
      water. Another fisherman, Mr. A. Anderson, noticed the empty dinghy
      and raised the alarm. Artie Moffatt's body was found shortly after in
      about 7 feet of water and artificial resuscitation applied without
      result. After transport by ambulance to the doctor death was
      pronounced, the cause given as asphyxia from drowning with symptoms of
      a preceding heart attack. The deceased was buried on the Monday, the
      funeral being attended by many fishermen from South East ports. He was
      survived by his widow Ruth, his sons John and Mark, and daughter
      Helen.
      Two sisters of Artie Moffatt's mother Ann married Huckel brothers and
      each also lost a son to the sea. Margaret Huckel lost a son when
      William drowned in the Thunderbird. Grace Huckel lost a son when Moral
      Huckel drowned at South End on December 8, 1957.
      Compiled with the help of the following sources; SE Kingston Leader,
      October 24, 1968 Naracoorte Herald, October 24, 1968
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