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William James Moorhead

Rank: Lieutenant
Townland: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Civil Parish:
Catholic Parish:
Alternative Address: Demense House, Battery Road, Longford
Census 1901: No
Census 1911: Likely Census entry for Alberta, Canada, working as a police constable
Regiment/Unit: 39th Overseas Battery, Canadian Expeditionary Force
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Date of Death:
Cause: Survived WW1

William James was born in The Demense 27 February 1881, alhtough his attestation papers into the Canadian OEF give a birth date of 17 January1885.

Lt Moorhead had an extensive military career prior to WW1, having served eight and a half years in the Royal Field Artillery and five years in the Royal North West Mounted Police. He enlisted in Lethbridge on 12 February 1916. William's brother, Sgt Henry Moorhead, also served in the Great War with Lord Strathcona's Horse. 

Parents Names: Son of William George Moorhead and Emily Harriet (née Jones), The Demense, Longford.
Notes: There is a likely mention of William in the 1901 England & Wales Census as a patient in St. John's Hospital London, where a Private in the Grenadier Guards, similar in age to William was resident at the time of the census.

Link to Canadian OEF attestation; link to Civil Record of birth

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