Person    | Male  Born 18/10/1914  Died 16/8/1944

William Patrick Seal Moon

Categories: Emergency Services

Countries: Malta

War dead non-military, WW2 i

Commemorated on a memorial as being a civilian who was killed in WW2. Includes mercantile marines and emergency services personnel.

William Patrick Seal Moon was born on 18 October 1914 in Malta, the eldest of the four children of William James Moon (1891-1967) and Sarah Queenie Moon née Ruark (1894-1954). At the time of his birth, his father was a Stoker 1st Class in the Royal Navy, service number K.5650, but who ended his career as a Store Petty Officer in 1922.

He married Irene J. Exall (b.1918) in the 4th quarter of 1940 in the Deptford registration district, London, and they had one child, Anne M. Moon, whose birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1944 in the Lambeth registration district, London.

He was serving as a member of the Home Guard and residing at 88 Barriedale Road, Deptford, when he was killed, aged 29 years, as result of enemy action when a German V1 Flying Bomb fell on the Royal Victoria Yard on 16 August 1944 killing seven and injuring 74 people. His body was buried in Grove Park Cemetery, Marvels Lane, London, SE12. 

He is shown as Moon W P S on the Royal Victoria Yard war memorial that is located at The Colonnade, Grove Street, London, SE8 and as Moon, William Patrick Seal on the Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939-1945 that is kept just outside the entrance to St George's Chapel at the west end of Westminster Abbey. He is also commemorated on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's website and on the Lewisham War Memorials website

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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William Patrick Seal Moon

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