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Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire
Walter Moxon was born in 1889 he was the son of Edwin a coal mine labourer and Eliza Ann Moxon néé Speight of 22 Fifth Avenue Forest Town. Edwin was born in 1855 at Thorpe Hesley, Eliza Ann Speight was born in 1864 at Ecclesfield, they were married in 1883 at Wortley, they went on to have 6 children. In 1911 the family were living at 22 Fifth Ave, Forest Town, Edwin 5 yrs is a coal miner loader, he is living with his wife Eliza Ann 47 yrs and their 6 children including Walter 22 yrs a colliery coal mining corporal.
Coal miner at Mansfield Colliery
03 Jun 1917
304791 - CWGC Website
22 Fifth Avenue, Forest Town, Mansfield.
16th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Private Walter Moxon enlisted at Mansfield, he served with the 16th battalion Sherwood Foresters Regiment. He landed in France on 25th February 1915. He was in the Battle of Loos where he was wounded. He was treated at Sheffield Hospital then on his recovery returned to France in December 1916. Walter was killed in action on 3 June 1917 and is buried at Fosse No.10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-En-Gohelle, France. Plot 1. Row D. Grave 46.
Dennis, Walter's brother, served with the Royal Army Medical Corp and survived the war. Mansfield Reporter, 22 June 1917: ‘Mansfield Soldiers Killed. [Thomas Simpson, Moxon] Another brave lad has died for his country in the person of Pte. Walter Moxon, of No. 22, Fifth-avenue, Forest Town, son of Mr and Mrs E Moxon. He belonged to the Sherwood Foresters, and was formerly employed at the Mansfield Colliery. He was killed in action on June 2nd (sic), being 28 years of age. He first went to France in February, 1915, and was in the battle of Loos, where he was wounded on October 13th, and was sent to Sheffield Hospital, where he remained for three months, returning again to the front in December, 1916.' (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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