Brig. George Frederick Arthur Pigot-Moodie M.C.

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George Frederick Arthur Pigot-Moodie (Pigot Moodie), SV2b4c3

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Mowbray, Cape Province, South Africa
Death: June 14, 1959 (70)
St Annes Hospital, Salisbury, Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Son of George Pigot-Moodie SV2b4 and Rosa Maria Pigot-Moodie
Husband of Alexandra Rhoda Pigot-Moodie and Ruth Mary Elizabeth Pigot-Moodie
Father of Lt. John Peter Pigot-Moodie
Brother of Minna Sophia Pigot-Moodie, SV2b4c1; Edith Rose Pigot-Moodie, SV2b4c2 and Charles Alfred Pigot-Moodie, SV2b4c4

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About Brig. George Frederick Arthur Pigot-Moodie M.C.

"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 May 2015), George Fredrick Arthur Moodie, 23 Dec 1888; citing Baptism, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg; FHL microfilm . The sponsors are named as Frederick William Disney (by proxy), Stephen Arthur Spranger (by proxy) and The Mother. [Frederick William Disney names his son, born in 1889, Frederick John Pigot Disney].

Brigadier George Pigot-Moodie, 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys): The First South African-born Recipient of the Military Cross - (

George's first wife (The Hon Alexandra Rhoda Astley) died in 1918 shortly after their marriage; his brother (Charles Alfred Pigot-Moodie) died in action in 1915; and his only son (John Peter Pigot-Moodie) died of wounds received in action (1940). He married his second wife (Ruth Mary Elizabeth Bretherton-Stapleton) in 1930 (her only son died in 1942). He retired after WWII and moved to Melsetter, Rhodesia. Sadly Ruth died before they got to Melsetter and so his sister Minna, who had never married, moved out to join him and to keep house for him.

1901 England census - living at 8 The Drive North Wimbledon. When aged 12 he and his brother and sisters were living with their aunt (Edith Jessie Georgina) in England - where she made a home for them after their parents died. - publication of award of MC in the Edinburgh Gazette.

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Brig. George Frederick Arthur Pigot-Moodie M.C.'s Timeline

November 3, 1888
Cape Province, South Africa
December 23, 1888
Rondebosch, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
February 21, 1918
Age 29
June 14, 1959
Age 70
Salisbury, Rhodesia