Arthur George Moon (1881-1914)
Arthur Moon was born at Loophill in Bromham, Wiltshire in 1881. His father, John, was a shepherd who, with his wife Caroline, had 8 sons and 4 daughters. The family moved to Hilcott near Pewsey before the 1891 Census.
Arthur married Louise Simpkins in Swindon in 1909 and they had a daughter, Violet Evelyn in 1910. At the 1911 Census they were living at 40 Cheltenham St, Swindon. Arthur’s occupation was described as Train Examiner for the Great Western Railway. Athur worked in the Locomotive and Carriage Department and was based at Savernake Station.
During the Great War, Arthur, Regimental Number 5421, served with the 2nd Battalion, The Wiltshire Regiment. The Regiment left Southampton on 5th October 1914 for France & Flanders.
2nd Battalion War Diary Excerpt
Arthur was killed in action on 24 October 1914, age 33.
His service is recorded by Commonwealth War Graves Commission at the Sanctuary Wood Cemetery in Zillebeke, Belgium, on the Great Western Railway Roll of Honour, on the Roll of Honour in All Saint's Church, and the War Memorial in Burbage.