MOYLAN John Francis Xavier

Male 1888 - 1917  (29 years)

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name MOYLAN John Francis Xavier 
    Born 17 Apr 1888  Brawlin, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Nov 1917  Ypres, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5339  The Tree of Me
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2014 

    Father MOYLAN Thomas,   b. 1829, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1913, 6 Oswald Street, Randwick, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother HALLINAN Mary, HALLORAN,   b. Yass, NSW, Austraia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1915, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Feb 1864  Gundagai, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F3214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Apr 1888 - Brawlin, Cootamundra, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Nov 1917 - Ypres, Belgium Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • John Francis MOYLAN

      Regimental number
      Place of birth
      Cootamundra, New South Wales
      Cootamundra Convent School, New South Wales
      Roman Catholic
      Brawlin P O, via Cootamundra, New South Wales
      Marital status
      Age at embarkation
      Next of kin
      Sister, Angela Moylan, Brawlin P O, via Cootamundra, New South Wales
      Previous military service
      Served in the Australian Light Horse Rank, Cpl in 11th Light Horse Regiment.
      Enlistment date
      4 April 1916
      Rank on enlistment
      Unit name
      19th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
      AWM Embarkation Roll number
      Embarkation details
      Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
      Rank from Nominal Roll
      Unit from Nominal Roll
      19th Battalion
      Died of wounds 4 November 1917
      Place of death or wounding
      Ypres, Belgium
      Age at death
      Age at death from cemetery records
      Place of burial
      Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (Plot XXI, Row HH, Grave No. II), Belgium
      Panel number, Roll of Honour,
        Australian War Memorial
      Miscellaneous information from
        cemetery records
      Parents: Thomas and Mary MOYLAN. Native of Brawlin, New South Wales
      Other details
      War service: Western Front

      Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

      Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen
      Visiting Information:
      There is a sign situated at the main entrance of this cemetery for wheelchair access. Follow the sign to the right, around the length of the front wall and turn left at the end. The entrance for wheelchair users is located halfway down.
      Location Information:
      Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
      Historical Information:
      During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the Commonwealth forces. From April to August 1918, the casualty clearing stations fell back before the German advance and field ambulances (including a French ambulance) took their places. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified. There are 883 war graves of other nationalities, mostly French and German, 11 of these are unidentified. There is 1 Non World War burial here. The only concentration burials were 24 added to Plot XXXI in 1920 from isolated positions near Poperinghe and 17 added to Plot XXXII from St. Denijs Churchyard in 1981. Eight of the headstones are Special Memorials to men known to be buried in this cemetery, these are located together alongside Plot 32 near the Stone of Remembrance. The cemetery, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.
      No. of Identified Casualties:
      CWGC website

      Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
      Country: Belgium
      Area: Poperingewest-Vlaanderen
      Rank: Private
      Official Number: 5602
      Unit: 19th Bn. Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
      Force: Army
      Nationality: Australian
Died of wounds 04/11/17 Aged 29 XXI. HH. 11. Son of Thomas and Mary Moylan. Native of Brawlin, New South Wales.

    • XXI. HH. 11.

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] 1888 23123.

    2. [S30] National Archives.

    3. [S85] Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

    4. [S6] 2122/1864.