Arthur Russell St.John Moubray

Royal Navy

200th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
He is remembered with honour on Elizabeth College Roll of Honour, Guernsey, and Helensburgh and Park Church Rolls of Honour.

The family home was at c/o Col. Marshall, 32 Lancaster Road, South Norwood
The son of Louisa Anna and the late Arthur Rolland Moubray RNR.

Arthur Mowbray was born in Lake County, Florida to British parents, Louisa and Arthur Mowbray, where his father had been a ‘grower’. The family then moved to Guernsey where he was educated at the Elizabeth College. In 1911, he was working as a clerk for the Caledonian Railway in Helensburgh, where he had relatives living at Hawthorn Bank.
He moved to India in 1913 to work on the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway. He returned at the outbreak of war and joined the Clyde Royal Garrison Artillery and was stationed at Portkil.
Arthur went to France with the RGA Siege Battery on 18 May, 1916. He was mentioned in despatches, and awarded the Military Cross in 1917. He was gazetted to Acting Captain in September 1917 and promoted to Major in November 1917 at the Battle of Cambrai. He died from wounds received in battle on 2 July, 1918, aged 27. His brother Cyril was also killed in France in October 2018 and was also awarded the Military Cross.
His gravestone inscription reads: ‘Not lost but gone before’.