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300050   Leading Stoker John Moon
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 15/06/2020
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
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Malta Capuccini Naval Cemetery
  Kalkara, Rinella, 20
Grave Ref: Prot. 373
CWGC Casualty 116585
The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres south-east of Rinella, a bay and hamlet opposite Valletta across the mouth of the Grand Harbour and on the southern outskirts of the village of Kalkara. Just before entering Kalkara on the main bus route, the Cemetery is signposted along the road "Triq Santa Liberta" to the street of Triq Santu Rokku" where the Cemetery is located.
References and Links
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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 Family Search - Moon family Suggests that John and George Moon were brothers
3 Forum discussion (GWF) States that John Moon died of a broken spine
4 HMS Egmont - the ship Details of HMS Egmont - the ship
5 Kalkara Naval Cemetery John Moon listed on Malta Memorial
6 Photo of John Moon's headstone
7 National Archives UK Naval documents (2 no) can be purchased here
8 Nigel Henderson, History Hub Ulster Details of John Moon including images
9 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Moon's headstone can be purchased here.
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