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Charles Moon

Date of birth: 1920
Date of death: 10.11.1944
Area: Knottingley
Regiment: Army Catering Corps
Family information: Son of John (Jack) Moon and Mary nee Lancelott
Rank: Private
Service number: 4753365

War Service

Charles Moon was a Private in the Army Catering Corps, attached to the Royal Artillery. He died on 10th November 1944 age 24 and is commemorated at Arezzo 220 War Cemetery, Italy, Plot 5 Row D Grave 19.
Pontefract & Castleford Express 24 November 1944 p8
News has been received by Mr & Mrs J Moon of 16, Westfield Avenue, Knottingley that their son Pte Charles Moon of the Army Catering Corps has died of wounds while serving in the Central Mediterranean theatre of war. He has been abroad for over three years and before joining the Army in May 1940 worked with the Knottingley Ambulance Brigade. He has a daughter almost 3 years.
Older brother Pte George Moon has been a prisoner in Stalag XXA Germany since April 1940.”

Family Life

Charles Moon was born in the second quarter of 1920 and his birth was registered at Pontefract, although he was registered as Charley. He was the son of John (Jack) Moon and Mary nee Lancelott, who had married in the third quarter of 1917.

a large stone arch surrounded by low hedges leads to the cemetery where some gravestones can be seen Arezzo War Cemetery

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