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15/06/2020 John Moon was born on 16th September 1878. He was one of at least six children, all born in the Dungannon area.
15/06/2020 John Moon was the son of Davis and Margaret Moon. Davis George Moon and Margaret Allen were married on 26th June 1872 in the district of Cookstown.
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15/06/2020 Possible family: Davis George Moon, Margaret Moon, Margaret Moon (born 1st April 1876), Davis Moon (born 10th April 1877), John Moon (born 16th September 1878), Elizabeth Moon (born 17th February 1880), Rebecca Moon (born 27th November 1881), David Moon (born 2nd September 1883)
21/01/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 8th June 1918: Dungannon
21/01/2019 Leading Stoker John Moon (youngest son of the late Mr D Moon, Dungannon), has been killed in an accident at Malta.
30/12/2015 John was a labourer when he joined the Royal Navy on 4th March 1902 for a 12-year period.
30/12/2015 The following handwritten note describes John's death:
30/12/2015 M33004/18. Casualty Enquiry. Fall on 20th May 1918. In ??? the circumstances attending Moon's death found that the deceased's arm was trapped? between the ??? hatch. And the ??? of the hatches of the HMS Minosa, and upon the hatch being raised, he fell and sustained fatal injuries by striking his neck against the ladder steps and the ladder.
30/12/2015 Leading Stoker John Moon is buried in the Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery and his name is commemorated on the Roll of Honour for Newington Presbyterian Church in North Belfast.
30/12/2015 Leading Stoker John Moon died on 16th May 1918 due to a broken spine following an accident on board HMS Mimosa at Malta.
30/12/2015 From 1st November 1917, he served on HMS Egmont, a Base Ship in Malta.
30/12/2015 He extended his service in March 1914 and was serving on HMS Vivid 2 when the Great War started.
30/12/2015 John Moon and his wife, a linen weaver, lived at 44 Ruth Street in 1911. At the time of the 1911 census, John is not listed as living at Ruth Street.
30/12/2015 John Moon married Rachel Reid on 27th December 1904
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