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54919   Private William John Moan
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 24/10/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Auckland Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 16/02/1877
Died: 01/10/1918 (Killed in Action)
Age: 41
William John Moan was a son of William and Catherine Moan. He was born on 16th February 1877 in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone. William emigrated to New Zealand. Prior to enlisting William worked as a gardener at the Ellerslie Convent. He enlisted in March 1917. Private William John Moan was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Auckland Infantry Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (N.Z.E.F.) when he was killed in action in France on 1st October 1918.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Anneux British Cemetery
  Anneux, Nord, 4
Grave Ref: Grave III-C-19
CWGC Casualty 188062
Anneux is a village in the Department of the Nord, a little to the south of the main road from Cambrai to Bapaume. The Cemetery is 200 metres from the junction of the N30 and D15.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists William Moan Possibly lists William as age 30, a farm servant at house 15 in Mullybrannon, Bernagh, Tyrone
2 Archives New Zealand Military documents (14 no) of Private William John Moan
3 Photo of William John Moan's headstone
4 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of William John Moan
5 NOK Address in Ireland Mrs C Moan, Mother, Aughnacloy, Tyrone, Ireland.
6 NZ War Graves Project Details of William John Moan
7 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of William John Moan's headstone can be purchased here.
8 Wikipedia - Ellerslie Worked at convent in Ellerslie, Auckland
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