Hyde War Memorial Trust

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Lance Corporal CH/16108 James MULDOON
Chatham Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marine Light Infantry

Killed in Action,   Sunday 20th June 1915,   Dardanelles,   age 25

Home address:113 Victoria Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1889, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Jane Muldoon and Alexander Muldoon
113 Victoria Street, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
Occupation:Royal Marine Light Infantry
Remembered:Helles Memorial, Turkey,
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Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

From the 1911 Census:

Onboard HMS Alert, a Royal Navy Sloop. Location: At Sea Latitude 26-28, Longitude 54-55E. About 5 Miles from Persian Coast.

From the North Cheshire Herald, 10th July 1915, page 8, column 6:

His Last Letter to His Parents dated May 15th 1915 ...he was then presumably at the Dardanelles, gallantly fighting alongside the Australians;
I am still alive and well. We have had some hard fighting, shoulder to shoulder with the Australians. The Australian is a fine fighting man, especially in the nature of the country that we are at present in. He is strong fearless, reckless to a fault; he, would share the best bieley of tea with you. I am proud to be able to say that I have fought shoulder to shoulder with such fine men. I hope you are all getting on alright at home. You might try and send me a little box of cigarettes, securely tied. We have made great headings in this country.

- Naval General Service Medal with Clasp: "Persian Gulf 1909-1914 - HMS Alert"
- 2 x Good Conduct Badges 29/03/1914
- 1914 Star & Clasp (issued to father 02/11/1920)