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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie Maxwell Moffat (1893-1952)

Athlete, war hero.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 January 1893, son of Alexander Moffat and Agnes Caldwell, he played hockey as captain of the Victorias hockey team that won the Allan Cup in 1912. He also played halfback on the Winnipeg Rowing Club football team. During the First World War he was a Major with the 44th Battalion, winning the Military Cross at Vimy Ridge. He then joined the firm of Black and Armstrong, rising eventually to become Vice-President. On 19 December 1924, he married Eleanor Margaret Anderson (?-?). He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club and Motor Country Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 109 Lamont Boulevard, on 3 October 1952.

Sources:

Birth and marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“Moffat – Anderson,” Winnipeg Tribune, 19 December 1924, page 16.

“Ex-sportsman, L. M. Moffat, dies at 59,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1952.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 April 2020

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