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300050   Leading Stoker John Moon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 30/12/2015
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Egmont, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 16/09/1878
Died: 16/05/1918 (Died by accident)
Age: 39
Summary      
John Moon was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone in 1878. John was a labourer when he joined the Royal Navy on 4th March 1902 for a 12-year period. John Moon married Rachel Reid on 27th December 1904 John Moon and his wife, a linen weaver, lived in Ruth Street, Belfast in 1911. He extended his service in March 1914 and was serving on HMS Vivid 2 when the Great War started. From 1st November 1917, he served on HMS Egmont, a Base Ship in Malta. Leading Stoker John Moon died on 16th May 1918 following an accident on board HMS Mimosa.
Further Information
John Moon was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone on 16th September 1878.
John was a labourer when he joined the Royal Navy on 4th March 1902 for a 12-year period.
John Moon married Rachel Reid on 27th December 1904
John Moon and his wife, a linen weaver, lived at 44 Ruth Street in 1911. At the time of the 1911 census, John is not listed as living at Ruth Street.
He extended his service in March 1914 and was serving on HMS Vivid 2 when the Great War started.
From 1st November 1917, he served on HMS Egmont, a Base Ship in Malta.
Leading Stoker John Moon on 16th May 1918 following an accident on board HMS Mimosa.
The following handwritten note describes John's death:
M33004/18. Casualty Enquiry. Fall on 20th May 1918. In ??? the circumstances attending Moon's death found that the deceased's arm was trapped? between the ??? hatch. And the ??? of the hatches of the HMS Minosa, and upon the hatch being raised, he fell and sustained fatal injuries by striking his neck against the ladder steps and the ladder.
Leading Stoker John Moon is buried in the Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery and his name is commemorated on the Roll of Honour for Newington Presbyterian Church in North Belfast.
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1 1911 Census lists Rachel Moon Does not list John as living with his wife at house 44 in Ruth Street, Duncairn, Antrim
2 HMS Egmont - the ship Details of HMS Egmont - the ship
3 Kalkara Naval Cemetery John Moon listed on Malta Memorial
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Moon's headstone can be purchased here.
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