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Private John Moon



John Moon, a shop assistant from Sappagh, Muff, County Donegal, was born on 10 July 1893 at Londonderry, the eldest child of commercial clerk Henry Anderson Moon and his wife Martha Jane (nee Cocherane)

Moon enlisted in the North Irish Horse at Londonderry on 17 November 1915 (No.1962). He arrived in France on 3 August 1916 and was posted to the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment. On 20 September 1917 Moon was transferred to the 9th (NIH) Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (No.41412), when the 2nd Regiment was dismounted and absorbed into that battalion. He was posted to A Company.

Private Moon was killed in action between 21 and 28 March 1918 during the retreat from St Quentin in the German ‘Kaiserschlacht’ offensive, aged 24. Having no known grave, he is commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, panel 77. It is possible that his body is one of two unidentified North Irish Horsemen who lie in the Grand Seraucourt British Cemetery.



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