John Adrian MOXEY

MOXEY, John Adrian

Service Numbers: W581, W/581
Enlisted: 6 September 1939
Last Rank: Leading Stoker
Last Unit: HMAS Goorangai
Born: Williamstown, Victoria, Australia, 15 November 1912
Home Town: Williamstown, Hobsons Bay, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Ship collision , Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, 20 November 1940, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Queenscliff HMAS Goorangai Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Royal Australian Navy, Leading Stoker, W581, HMAS Goorangai
6 Sep 1939: Enlisted Royal Australian Navy, Leading Stoker, W/581, HMAS Goorangai

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Alfred and Grace Isabel Moxey, of Williamstown.

Another Melbourne man on board was leading Stoker John Adrian Moxey (28), eldest son of Capt. A. Moxey, commander of the famous steamer  Edina for 17 years, and now master of an interstate freighter. Stoker Moxey had served in the R.A.N.R. for 10 years.