Bertie Leonard Moules

1097218, Gunner, 115th Field Regiment. Royal Artillery.

Drowned on the 14th July 1944 aged 35.

Jim, as he was known, was the son of Leonard & Lizzie Moules of Haycroft Road. He was employed by Stevenage UDC before the war and joined the Army in 1941. He was posted to India in 1942 whilst serving with the Royal Artillery.

On the 14th July 1944 Jim was taking part in a training exercise at Satpur that involved crossing a local river. On their return they found that the river had swollen due to the monsoon rains. It is believed that Jim became separated from his section and tried to cross the river alone. He appeared to have slipped and struck his head on rocks and was washed down stream, where he drowned.

He is buried in the Kirkee War Cemetery, India. (1.D.10.)

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