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Moxey, Eric Laurence

Date of birth:
April 14th, 1894 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Date of death:
August 27th, 1940 (Biggin Hill Aerodrome, Kent, Great Britain)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves St Peter and St Paul Churchyard
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

Eric Moxey served in the First World War with the Yorkshire & Lancashire Regiment and the Royal Flying Corps.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Squadron Leader
Unit:
RAF Intelligence, Royal Air Force
Awarded on:
December 17th, 1940
Action:
"On the 27th August, 1940, it was reported that two unexploded bombs were embedded in an aerodrome. Squadron Leader Moxey, a technical intelligence officer employed at the Air Ministry, immediately volunteered to proceed to the site and remove them though from the nature of his duties he was very fully aware of the risk entailed in such an operation. One of the bombs exploded causing his death. On many occasions Squadron Leader Moxey has exhibited similar complete disregard for his personal safety."
George Cross
Flying Badge

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