|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1980|
|Death: ||May 30, 2009|
Lance Corporal, from The Light Dragoons, and attached to the Brigade Reconnaissance Force deployed with the British contingent of NATO forces serving in Afghanistan.
He and Cpl Stephen Bolger were killed when their Jackal armoured vehicle struck a mine while scouting a route in Musa Qaleh, Helmand province.
Aged 28, LCpl Moffett was from Belfast and enlisted in 2003. He previously served tours in Iraq in 2003 and 2005 and Afghanistan in 2006. He planned to attempt Special Forces Selection next summer after this tour.
LCpl Moffett was the oldest of eight children and was described by his father as a gentle soul. He was a career soldier who made the army his home. A commanding officer said that Nigel relished a challenge and was known for his fitness and dedication. He ran, boxed, cross-country skied, hill-walked and played rugby with his regiment.
He is survived by his father Nigel Moffett, Sr., stepmother Carol Ann, siblings Niall, Rachel, Owen, Paul, Kevin, Miriam, Hannah and stepsisters Carolyn and Michelle along with extended family. His mother, Elaine, passed away in 2004.
Funeral service with military honours held on Monday, June 15, 2009 at the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints, Belfast. LCpl Moffett was buried in Redburn Cemetery beside his mother as some 100 mourners gathered in the pouring rain. Soldiers from his regiment carried the coffin, draped in a Union Jack flag, with his red cap and a red wreath, to its final resting place.
In the 19 March 2010 Operational Honours List, LCpl Moffett received a posthumous award of Mention in Despatches.
County Down, Northern Ireland
Created by: Milou
Record added: Jul 21, 2009
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