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Betsy "Bessie" Moss
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jun. 13, 1917
Greater London, England

Civilian casualty of The Great War, Betsy/Bessie was one of five members of the same family, (four of whom were sisters and daughters of Joseph Moss,) killed in an air raid on London's East End and City.They were all interred on 18th June in Section P, Row 2 and consecutive graves.On 13th June, German aircraft carried out the first bombing raid on London. More than 157 were killed and 432 injured in the 15 minute daylight attack on the East End and the City. The raid, just before midday, marked a sinister new role for the aeroplane which only three years ago was used solely for reconnaissance flights over enemy lines. Previous air raids over London were made by Zeppelins, which were easy targets to hit. About 15 aircraft are thought to have been used in the raid, countered by anti-aircraft fire from the ground. One bomb fell on a school, killing ten children, another crashed onto a railway station, hitting a train. People climbed onto roofs to catch a glimpse of the aircraft, and although some MP's reacted by pressing for air raid hooters and sirens to be installed, the Government felt they may lead to more chaos or people using the warnings as an excuse to take time off work.(The only death record found is: Jun 1917 Moss Bessie 0 Whitechapel 1c 302)

Plashet Jewish Cemetery
East Ham
London Borough of Newham
Greater London, England
Plot: Section P, Row 2, Plot 16b
Created by: geoffrey gillon
Record added: Oct 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43099626
Betsy Bessie Moss
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Betsy Bessie Moss
Added by: geoffrey gillon
Betsy Bessie Moss
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 Added: Apr. 23, 2011

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