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We will remember them
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In Remembrance of
Jack Elford Moon

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Date of birth: 8th April 1917
Place of birth: Hastings, Sussex, England
Service: Royal Navy
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 139334
Joined Hood: 1940
Left Hood: 24th May 1941 (loss of ship) (Petty Officer)
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Biographical Information:

Jack was born on 8th April 1917 to George and Margaret Moon of Hastings, Sussex. He was the brother of Bill Moon (who joined the Army at the outbreak of war) and his younger sister Rose Moon (who joined the Wrens). Jack joined H.M.S. Ganges as a boy, served aboard H.M.S. London during her voyages to Malta, Cyprus, Egypt, Italy, Yugoslavia, Crete and Turkey, before joining H.M.S. Hood in 1940.

On 16th November 1939 he married his 17 year old bride Ivy (Sue) Potter of Portsmouth, their son John was born in Winchester on 11th December 1940. John immigrated to Australia in 1959 and now lives in Melbourne with his wife Mary, has a daughter (Joanne) and a son (Bob), has three granddaughters and a great-grandson.

Jack was serving as an Acting Petty Officer and was 24 years old at the time of his loss. He is still sorely missed.

Additional Photos

Jack and 4" gun crew


John and Ivy on their wedding day

Hood Chapel, Church of St. John the Baptist, Boldre, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Photos of the memorial

The part of the memorial in which the Hood casualty names can be found.
(Panels 45 to 61)

Jack's name is in Column 2 of Panel 46.

Detail of Jack's name.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
'Register of Deaths of Naval Ratings' (data extracted by Director of Naval Personnel (Disclosure Cell), Navy Command HQ, 2009)
Jack's son, John Moon (photos & information, March 2005)