Squadron LeaderMOXEY, ERIC LAWRENCE

Service Number 73498

Died 27/08/1940

Aged 46

Royal Air Force

G C

Son of William Hall Moxey and Margaret Lawrence Moxey; husband of Mary Arthur Moxey, of Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. His son, Nigel Hall Moxey, also died on service.

Citation

The following details are given in the London Gazette of 17th December, 1940

On 27th August, 1940, it was reported that two unexploded bombs were embedded in an aerodrome. Squadron- Leader Moxey, a technical intelligence officer employed at the aerodrome, immediately volunteered to remove them, although fully aware of the risk entailed. One of the bombs exploded, causing his death. On many occasions Squadron Leader Moxey has exhibited similar complete disregard for his personal safety.

Buried at CUDHAM (SS. PETER AND PAUL) CHURCHYARD, ORPINGTON

Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Number of casualties: 9

Cemetery/memorial reference: Sec. NN. Grave 26.


Cemetery details

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This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.