John MOAN (or Moon)


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JOHN MOAN (or Moon)
is named in the Fairlie Roll of Honour of enlisted men printed in the Largs & Millport Weekly News on 21 Nov 1914 and in the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald Roll of Honour in Dec 1914 – he is recorded as Moon, Pte. John, Bourtree Bank, Fairlie, RSF (wounded, now in Cardiff Hospital).  On 9 Jan 1915 the Largs and Millport Weekly News report he is back in the village recovering from his wound.  

If he had been in action before Nov 1914, he would have received the 1914 Star – only one John Moan (RSF), and no John Moon (RSF), received that medal:-  

No. 7678 John Moan, 1st RSF; entered theatre of war 14 Aug 1914; discharged; 1914 Star, British War & Victory medals  

He isn’t in Fairlie in the 1911 Census or the 1912-1915 and 1920 Valuation Rolls, and we don’t have enough information to trace him in the statutory records.   

Extracts from the Largs and Millport Weekly News:-  

9 January 1915
We are glad to see Private John Moan back in the village.  He is making a good recovery from his wound, and expects to return to the front at an early date.


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