Arthur William Moyes
201894, Private Arthur William Moyes, age 34
12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment
Died 06 January 1918
Private 201894, 12th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died 06/01/1918. Age 34.
Son of James Oliver Moyes, a farm labourer, and Annie nee Alexander of 73 Chapel Lane, Walton, Felixstowe. One of eight surviving children. In 1911 Arthur was working as a ship breakers labourer, the family living at Hazell Cottage, The Heath, Trimley St. Martin.
January 1918 the 12th Battalion were supporting the Bullecourt Sector alongside the 13th Yorks. At 6.32am on the 5th January the enemy attacked and gained ground, about 250 advanced under heavy bombardment and after repeated counter attacks the original position was regained at 6.15pm. The enemy sustained heavy casualties. During the afternoon of 6th January the enemy again occupied Sap Head on their right front. After reconnoitering, arrangements were made for artillery co-operation. This is presumably when Arthur was killed in action. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
Arthur's younger brother Alfred was killed in WW2.
The Suffolk Regiment