Chatteris WW1 Soldier Herbert Moxon (G3/17263). Chatteris Remembers Biography
Name Herbert David Moxon Battalion, No: G3/17263 8th Bn East Surrey Regiment Died: 6th of August 1916 Herbert David Moxon was born in 1887 in Chatteris. He was son of Shem Moxon the Blacksmith from High St, Chatteris. In 1911 Herbert was living with his parents and was a Carpenter. Before World War 1 Herbert had married and was living in New Zealand. He came back to the UK and enlisted in Kingston-on-Thames joining the East Surrey Regiment. Herbert was injured on July 1sy 1916, being wounded in his left hand. On that day the 8th Bn East Surrey Regiment fought near Montauban on The Somme and were the Battalion that were given footballs to kick across No Man’s Land during the infamous attack. He died a month later on 6th August 1916. He is buried in New Road Cemetery, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire. Project File contains: • CWGC certificate • Cambs Times Jul 14th 1916 • 1911 Census • Picture of Grave
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