MOIR, Daniel Alistair Ian

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Born: 
Wednesday, April 25, 1945
Died : 
Tuesday, September 12, 1967
Killed in action or died of wounds
Location: 
Age: 
22
Cemetery/Memorial: 
Lieutenant Daniel Moir was killed during operations in Aden.
 

Extract from the Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 12 September 1967

"Arab Nationalists launched a fierce attack with bazookas and automatic weapons on a British commando patrol, fatally wounding a Marine officer. The clash, in the Maalla district of Aden, came a few hours after the two Nationalist groups struggling for power agreed on a ceasefire and pledged not to resume fighting in any part of South Arabia. The British patrol was attacked as it searched huts in the Maalla area. The officer, a Royal Marine commando, died in hospital today."
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Navy News Oct 1967, p17.
Coventry Evening Telegraph
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
 
Notes
Rank shown as on the Armed Forces Memorial. Seen elsewhere as 2/Lieut.
 

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