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Henry William Moon died WW1
« on: Friday 01 December 17 21:23 GMT (UK) »
Trying to establish parents and death of Henry William Moon (sometimes referred to as William Henry Moon), who married Mary Kelly in January 1905 in London.  This Henry W Moon was perhaps son of Henry Wm Moon & Alice C Craggs Moon.  Henry Jr. supposedly died during WW1 (perhaps in Belgium) but this has not been shown in records. One candidate match died "Theater Home" about 1914 which I think means was injured but died home in England ?  Not sure if I have that right. 

After Henry Moon died in WW1 his widow Mary Kelly Moon and 2 children (Henry and Alice) went to Massachusetts USA where her brother had settled. So these details are from family recollections but not yet supported by appropriate documentation.  Any help so very much appreciated.

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 December 17 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Just for reference, Marriage:

March qtr 1905
Holborn Registration District     vol 1b, page 821

Moon, Henry William
[ and, on the same page ]
Kelly, Mary Jane
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 December 17 21:46 GMT (UK) »
Well if you have the correct parents this appears to be his birth record

MOON, HARRY  WILLIAM     CRAGGS     
GRO Reference: 1885  D Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 722

Notice that he is called Harry.

He has a brother

MOON, WILLIAM  THOMAS     CRAGGS     
GRO Reference: 1887  D Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 686   
 

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 December 17 21:52 GMT (UK) »
Another brother here

MOON, BERTY  EDWARD     CRAGGS     
GRO Reference: 1889  D Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 688

Couple of sisters

MOON, ALICE  MAY     CRAGGS     
GRO Reference: 1892  M Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 699   

MOON, EDITH  ANNIE     CRAGGS     
GRO Reference: 1894  M Quarter in HOLBORN  Volume 01B  Page 701

There may be others but haven't checked for any more.

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 December 17 22:02 GMT (UK) »
Alice is a widow in the 1901 census.

This may be her husband's death record:-

Deaths Mar 1896
Moon    Henry    33    Holborn    1b   448

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 December 17 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Is it possible Henry William is the son of Henry & Emily Hester??

Baptism by G Preston Read  Christchurch Clapton Parish records Page 53 no 421
26 Aug 1883
Henry William son of Henry & Emily Hester Moon
address 45 jenner Rd
father's occ Dry Salter

Marriage Parish records no 17
St Pauls Islington Finsbury Marriage after banns by Geo Smith vicar
Henry William Moon 21 bachelor Optical Case maker 23a Duff?o?e St fater Henry Moon deceased
Mary jane Kelly 20 spinster 14 Munday St father Samuel Kelly occ Horse breaker
witnesses Samuel Kelly & Kate Smith

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #6 on: Friday 01 December 17 22:41 GMT (UK) »
Having followed Henry William Moon son of Henry (occ Chemicl Merchant) & Emily Hester through census I now realise this is not your Henry William
Henry Moon husband of Emily Hester was still living at the time of henry William's marriage to mary jane Kelly

Apologies
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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #7 on: Friday 01 December 17 22:43 GMT (UK) »
Well if what Suzard found is correct here are two births

MOON, HENRY  WILLIAM     STOPHER     
GRO Reference: 1883  S Quarter in HACKNEY  Volume 01B  Page 467
MOON, REGINALD  JAMES     STOPHER     
GRO Reference: 1884  S Quarter in HACKNEY  Volume 01B  Page 451


Parents marriage

Marriages Sep 1881   

MOON    Henry        Hackney    1b   901    
STOPHER    Emily Hester        Hackney    1b   901    

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Re: Henry William Moon died WW1
« Reply #8 on: Friday 01 December 17 22:47 GMT (UK) »
No the Stopher line is the incorrect one I had previously (made that error years ago). New docs found (including some census entries under "Moore" incorrectly transcribed) suggest this Craggs line more likely.  Just hoping someone may know more personally if right/wrong, before I adopt them !