7934142 Trooper James Moat, 9 Queen's Royal Lancers Killed in Italy

Discussion in 'Searching for Someone & Military Genealogy' started by Drew5233, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I thought this would make a nice little project for the forum to see how much info we can collectively find out about his military career. He just got a mention on the TV programme 'Heir Hunters' this morning and they didn't say much - I think we can do better.

    He is listed on CWGC and is buried in Italy:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2237623/MOAT,%20JAMES :poppy:
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    he is not mentioned below but added for reference



    MOAT, JAMES Rank: Trooper Service No: 7934142 Date of Death: 25/11/1944 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Royal Armoured Corps 9th Queen's Royal Lancers Grave Reference III. G. 11. Cemetery FAENZA WAR CEMETERY Additional Information:
    Son of Frederick A. and Sarah Moat, of Newcastle-on-Tyne.

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  3. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    I watched the programme too.
    Didn't they say he was driving through Italy when he was killed by a bomb?

    Maybe someone could check the Newcastle library for local papers around that date.

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks everyone for your help :lol:

    From WO 170/823 9 Queen's Royal Lancers

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  5. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Great find Andy, well done

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Tar....Anyone would think I have an interest in the Italian Campaign :lol:
  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Well you are not doing too badly :biggrin:

    Maybe someone should contact the Heir hunters and get them to tell the family to look here, at least they will know the circumstances of his death. :wink: It's great that he was mentioned by name.

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