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Private Frank MOON, G/63, 11th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, 20th September 1917.

Born Paddock Wood, Kent, son of Alfred Lewis & Caroline Moon.


1911 Census - "Minerva", 2nd Class Cruiser, Royal Navy Dockyard, Malta, Mediterranean -  Frank Moon, age 19, single, stoker 2, born Paddock Wood, Kent.

1911 Census - Brick Kiln Cottage, Paddock Wood, Kent - Alfred Moon, head, age 46, married, farm labourer, worker, born Tenterden, Kent; Caroline Moon, wife, age 45, married 25 years, 15 children, 14 still alive, born Marden, Kent; John Moon, son, age 24, single, farm labourer, worker, born Brenchley, Kent; Jessie Moon, son, age 21, single, farm labourer, worker, born Brenchley, Kent; Elsie Moon, daughter, age 19, single, born Brenchley, Kent; Lily Moon, daughter, age 13, school, born Brenchley, Kent; Daisy Moon, daughter, age 12, school, born Brenchley, Kent; Albert Moon, son, age 11, school, born Brenchley, Kent; Frederick Moon, son, age 9, school, born Brenchley, Kent; Edith Moon, daughter, age 7, born Yalding, Kent; William Moon, son, age 2, born Brenchley, Kent; Amy Moon, daughter, age 1, born Brenchley, Kent.


Enlisted Maidstone, Kent, age 21 years & 7 months, height 5ft 2⅞ inches, weight 108lbs. Formerly blacksmiths mate.

13th August 1914 enlisted & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment; 22nd August 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th September 1914, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal; 20th October 1914, deprived of stripes; 7th May 1915 under arrest, tried by Court Martial, using threatening language to superior officer, using insubordinate language to superior officer, sentenced to 56 days detention; 2nd June 1915, posted 3rd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 15th June 1915 from detention, 7 days remitted for good conduct; awarded 28 days detention for breaking out of camp whilst under arrest; deprived 8 days pay for absence; awarded 28 days Field Punishment No.2. for absence; 2nd February 1916, deserted; awaiting trail, sentenced to 112 days detention; 5th May 1916 from detention, 18 days remitted;  21st May to 29th May 1916, absent, tried 7th June 1916; 13th June 1916, sentenced to 6 months detention; 8th November 1916 from detention; 24th November 1916, posted BEF.

Commemorated at Tyne Cot Memorial, Panel 106 to 108, Belgium.


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