Moon, Frederick Charles (Fred)

Age: 39
Date of birth: 1878

Parents: William and Emma Moon
Wife: Alice Jane Moon
Address: 8 Linen Street

Occupation: Career soldier

Frederick Charles Moon was born in Delhi, India and baptised there on 17th July 1878.

His father, William Joseph was a serving soldier.  His mother was Emma and his siblings were Victoria, Ada, John and Eva.

Emma died in 1888 and his father, William remarried. William and his wife Mary went on to have two children, Wilfred and Lillian.

Fred married Alice Jane Hudson in September 1903. By 1911, the family were living a 3 Mill Brook Cottages, Manor Road, Kenilworth and they had four children – Ada Annie (6), Frederick William (5), Charles Joseph (4) and Emma (3).  The couple went on to have two more children (names unknown).

The family moved back to Warwick around 1912-13 and then resided at 8 Linen Street.

The following excerpt appeared in the Warwick Advertiser – this quotes from a letter from Lt Col C S Burt – a copy of which has been kindly supplied by Frederick’s Great Nephew, John Moon:

Fred was awarded a Military Medal.

His half brother, Wilfred, died 2 years earlier, and is also commemorated on Warwick War Memorial.

 

Military Service

Rank & Number: Sergeant, 1441
Regiment/Service: A Company, 2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Brigade/Division: 22nd Brigade, 7th Division
Date of death: 9th October, 1917
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in Action - Battle of Poelcappelle
Commemorated/Buried: Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Awards: Military Medal, 1914 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Pauls Church, Avenue of Trees in St Nicholas Park

Details of Fred’s Military Medal can be found in the London Gazette 17th December 1917

Contributors

  • John Moon, Frederick’s Great Nephew
  • Memorial photograph courtesy of David Oliver
  • Warwick Advertiser excerpts courtesy of Warwickshire County Record Office
  • Unlocking Warwick Research Group

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