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Private J Moyce


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Private John MOYCE, 241760, 7th Battalion,  Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment,  killed in action, Flanders France, death assumed on or after 28th March 1918.

Born Deptford, Kent, son of Francis Moyce, 43 Crossfield Street, Deptford.

Husband of Ellen Horsley (Reputed wife, unofficial relationship), 9 Hughes Field, Deptford.

Children - Thomas Moyce, born 11th February 1910, Deptford;


1911 Census - 8 Benmore Street, Deptford, SE - Edward Stevens, head, age 38, married 10 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, blacksmith, shoeing, worker, born 10 Leonidas Street, London; Alice Stevens, wife, age 37, married 10 years, 8 children, 7 still alive, born 39 James Street, London; Emma Stevens, daughter, age 6, 8 Hadds Street, Greenwich, London; Harry Stevens, son, age 15, single, glass blower, worker, born 4 Pugald Street, London; Thomas Stevens, son, age 12, born 4 Pugald Street, London; Edward Stevens, son, age 5, 8 Hadds Street, Greenwich, London; William Stevens, son, age 2, born 8 Benmore Street, London; Charles Stevens, son, age 6 months, born 8 Benmore Street, London;

John Moyce, lodger, age 28, married, carman, worker, born 10 Alvar? Street, London; Helen Moyce, wife, age 26, married 4 years, 2 children, 1 still alive, born 5 Deptford Green, London; Thomas Moyce, son, age 1, born 8 Benmore Street, London.


Children - George Moyce, born 14th September 1912, Deptford; Sidney John, born, 23rd June 1916, Deptford.

Enlisted Greenwich, Kent, age 30 years & 1 month, height 5ft 8 inches, weight 191lbs.  Resided 9 Hughes Field, Deptford. Formerly firewood merchant.

Home, 11th December 1915 to 25th September 1917; BEF, 26th September 1917 to 28th March 1918.

11th December 1915, enlisted; 12th December 1915, to Army Reserve; 2nd September 1916, mobilized & posted Depot, Royal West Kent Regiment, age 32 years & 270 days, height 5ft 8½ inches, weight 191lbs; 15th September 1916, posted 2/5th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 31st October 1916, fitted with a truss; 23rd January 1917, Ashford, absent from 9pm until 1.30pm, 26th January, 14 days confined to Barracks; 26th September 1917, posted BEF; 10th February 1918, posted 7th Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment; 28th March 1918, posted missing.

23rd December 1918, date when Separation Allowance of 31/6 a week payable to E Horsley, relationship, unofficial, will cease.

3rd December 1919, Statement of Relatives - Widow, none; Children - Thomas Moyce, 11th February 1910, 9 Hughes Field, Deptford SE8; George Moyce, 14th September 1912, 9 Hughes Field, Deptford SE8; Sidney John Moyce, 23rd June 1916, 9 Hughes Field, Deptford SE8; Father, none; Mother, Francis Moyce, 43 Crossfield Street, Deptford; Brothers & Sisters entries are unreadable.

Commemorated at Pozieres Memorial, Panel 58 and 59, France.


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