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Sgt John Moyney
Birth: Jan. 8, 1895
Death: Nov. 10, 1980

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Rathdowney, County Laois, Ireland, he served as a Lance-Sergeant in 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards, British Army. On the September 12, 1917, Lance-Sergeant Moyney was in command of 15 men in an outpost in Ney Copse north of Broembeek, Belgium. Suddenly when a German attack drove back neighboring outposts, Lance-Sergeant Moyney found his position surrounded by the enemy. The Germans rushed the outpost, but Lance-Sergeant Moyney held his position for 96 hours, having no water and very little food. By the fifth day, a German company attacked Lance-Sergeant Moyney and his men. As the Germans closed in he fired on them from the flank with a Lewis gun while his men bombarded the Germans with grenades, halting their advance. Lance-Sergeant Moyney then led a charge through the German lines across Broembeek, back to his own lines. For leadership and gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Sergeant and vested the Victoria Cross by King George at Buckingham Palace on March 9, 1918. After the war Moyney went to work for the Great Southern Railway. in Roscrea, Ireland. He died at the age of 85. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Roscrea RC Cemetery
Roscrea
County Tipperary, Ireland
 
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Record added: Apr 14, 2005
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Sgt John Moyney
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- Kat
 Added: Nov. 10, 2011
Rest in peace uncle Jack xxx
- Martin Bergin
 Added: May. 6, 2011
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