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Joseph MOON

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Surname: MOON

Forename(s): Joseph

Place of Birth: Tosside, Yorkshire

Service No: 40924

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Worcestershire Regiment

Battalion / Unit: 14th (Service) Battalion. (Severn Valley Pioneers)

Division: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-06-22

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: XXII. L. 25A.

CWGC Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial: BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: GRINDLETON, YORKSHIRE

Local War Memorial: SAWLEY, YORKSHIRE

Additional Information:

Joseph Moon was the son of William and Eliza Moon, née Hargreaves. William was born at Bolton-by-Bowland and Eliza at Grindleton, Yorkshire.

1901 Tosside, Yorkshire Census: Far Knotts - Joseph Moon, aged 6 years, born Tosside, son of William and Eliza Moon.

1911 Tosside, Yorkshire Census: Far Knotts - Joseph Moon, aged 16 years, born Tosside, son of William and Eliza Moon.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Joseph Moon, 40924, Worc. R.

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Joseph Moon, 40924, 3rd Worcs. Rgt.; 14th Worcs. Rgt.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Joseph Moon, 40924, 14th Bn Worcester. Date and Place of Death: 22.6.17 France.To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - William. £12 6s. 1d.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:

MOON, Joseph, aged 22, Worcester Pioneer Battalion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moon, Holden Green Farm, [Bolton-by-Bowland], died from wounds, 1917.

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Private Joseph MOON

Private Joseph MOON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Worcestershire Regiment

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Worcestershire Regiment

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 63rd (Royal Naval) Division

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Surname: MOON

Forename(s): Joseph

Born:

Residence: Clitheroe

Enlisted: Clitheroe, Lancs

Number: 40924

Rank: Private

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Battalion: 14th Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 22/06/17

Died How: Died of wounds

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

CWGC Data for Soldier Records

Surname: MOON

Forename(s): Joseph

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 40924

Rank: Private

Regiment: Worcestershire Regiment

Unit: 14th Bn.

Age: 22

Awards:

Died Date: 22/06/1917

Additional Information: Son of William and Eliza Moon, of Holden Green, Bolton-by-Bowland, Lancs. Native of Holden Green. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: PEACE PERFECT PEACE WITH LOVED ONES FAR AWAY)

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Grindleton War Memorial - Biographical Notes by Shirley Penman

JOSEPH MOON, son of William and Eliza nee Hargreaves married 1891 St. Ambrose, Grindleton. Enlisted in Jan. 1916; was in Dublin at the times of the riots and reached France in Dec. 1916. At the time of his death the battalion was manning the front on the Gavrelle Road and working in the battle area under intermittent shell-fire between 20th May and 31st May, the casualties were 6 killed and 23 wounded - perhaps Joseph was one of these.

Commemorated on:

Bolton by Bowland Memorial
Grindleton Memorial
Sawley Memorial

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Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone

Etaples Military Cemetery

Etaples Military Cemetery

CWGC Headstone - personal inscription

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15 June 1917

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – Wounded

Word has been received that Pte. Alfred Carey and Pte. Joseph Moon are wounded and in hospital. Corporal W. Oddie and Pte. Geo. Harrison are reported as improving.

29 June 1917

MOON – Died from injuries received in France, Pte. Joseph Moon, Worcester Pioneer Battalion, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moon, Holden Green Farm, Bolton-by-Bowland, aged 22 years.

29 June 1917

A BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND HERO

On Saturday morning last notification was received from hospital that Pte. Joseph Moon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Moon, of Holden Green Farm, had died from injuries received in France, having been seriously wounded in the legs and forearm as the result of treading on a live shell. It had been reported that he was progressing favourably, and so the news that he had succumbed to his injuries came as a shock to his parents and friends.

Pte. Moon joined the Worcesters, Pioneer Battalion, in January 1916, was in Dublin at the time of the riots, and went to France in December last. He was 22 years of age. Much sympathy is felt for the parents, whose only other son is also serving in France.

06 July 1917

BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND – MEMORIAL SERVICE

On Sunday afternoon a memorial service was held at the Holden Independent Chapel in memory of the late Private Joseph Moon of Holden Green Farm, whose death occurred in France, and an account of which appeared in our columns last week. There was a large congregation, to whom Mr. Knight related the great sacrifice which all at this time were called upon to bear, and specially and feelingly referred to the one which the parents of Private Joseph Moon had at the present to undergo.

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